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.......,~:         INTERNAL VISIONARY STATE         :~,.......
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.........,            THE SPIRIT TRAVELS            ,.........
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.......,~: I  WAKE  SUDDENLY,   AND  FOR  A  SECOND :~,.......
......,~:* EVERYTHING IS COMPLETELY  CALM AND  DEAD *:~,......
.....,~:*£ SILENT.  IT'S  DARK,  AND  WARM,  AND  I £*:~,.....
....,~:*£¤ SLOWLY  START   TO   PIECE  TOGETHER  MY ¤£*:~,....
...,~:*£¤#        CONSCIOUSNESS AND MY BODY.        #¤£*:~,...
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.,~:*£¤### THEN  THE  FEAR   HITS  ME  AND  I  FEEL ###¤£*:~,.
..,~:*£¤##    ACUTELY SICK. SOMETHING IS ~WRONG~.   ##¤£*:~,..
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......,~:* THERE ARE CIRCLES  AND CROSSES INSCRIBED *:~,......
.......,~: ALL OVER MY  VISION,  PRESSING IN, BEING :~,.......
........,~ ALMOST HOSTILE. I CAN  FEEL THEM SQUIRM, ~,........
.........,    THEIR INTERNAL LOGIC CHANGING AND     ,.........
.......... GRINDING TRENCHES  IN MY MIND. IT'S LIKE ..........
.......... LANGUAGE,  SENTENCES I CAN'T  HIDE FROM, ..........
.......... FORCEFULLY  TRANSCRIBED IN  MY MIND, AND ..........
..........            DOING DAMAGE THERE.           ..........
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.......... THEN  I  REALIZE I CAN'T  HEAR  ANYTHING ..........
..........     BECAUSE THERE'S SOMETHING THERE      ..........
.........,    ALREADY, DRONING EVERYTHING OUT, A    ,.........
........,~ RAPID  MELODY, ALMOST  CAUSTIC  IN  IT'S ~,........
.......,~:        PARTICULAR MICROTONALITY.         :~,.......
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...,~:*£¤# MY  SURROUNDINGS ARE ENTIRELY CALM. IT'S #¤£*:~,...
..,~:*£¤##              ALMOST MOCKING.             ##¤£*:~,..
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..,~:*£¤## I  FEEL HELPLESS,  BUT  I  MUST  TRY  TO ##¤£*:~,..
...,~:*£¤# ESCAPE. TO CRAWL ON THE  FLOOR SEARCHING #¤£*:~,...
....,~:*£¤ RELIEF, SUCH IS  MY  NATURE. TURNING THE ¤£*:~,....
.....,~:*£    LIGHTS ON DOES NOTHING... GETTING     £*:~,.....
......,~:*  OUTSIDE DOES NOTHING... DRINKING WATER  *:~,......
.......,~: DOES  NOTING...  BUT  TIME DOES -  AFTER :~,.......
........,~     THIRTY SECONDS I'M NORMAL AGAIN,     ~,........
........., DOUBTING ANYTHING  OF THIS  HAPPENED  IN ,.........
..........             THE FIRST PLACE.             ..........
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.......... MY EYES ARE STILL TENSE  THOUGH, SCARED. ..........
.......... I    DON'T    KNOW    WHAT   TO    MAKE. ..........
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..........              BUT I'M TIRED.              ..........
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.....,~:*£ THIS CAN HAPPEN  IF YOU WANDER TOO  FAR, £*:~,.....
....,~:*£¤ I  GUESS?  I  SHOULDN'T  BE SO  RECKLESS ¤£*:~,....
...,~:*£¤#              WHEN DREAMING?              #¤£*:~,...
..,~:*£¤## I IMAGINE A PRICK  ON  THE NOSE,  THAT'S ##¤£*:~,..
.,~:*£¤### WHAT THESE ARE.  LIKE YOU DO WITH A  CAT ###¤£*:~,.
..,~:*£¤## WHO COMES TO CLOSE  TO  YOUR SANDWICH... ##¤£*:~,..
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