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,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨         INTERNAL VISIONARY STATE         ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨            THE SPIRIT TRAVELS            ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨             ¨,\@¶######¶@\,¨             ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
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,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                (ANECDOTE)                ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨,
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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.           ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ 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 ¨¨¨¨¨¨,»\*
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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.             ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ MY EYES  ARE STILL TENSE THOUGH, SCARED. ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ I    DON'T    KNOW    WHAT   TO    MAKE. ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
,¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨              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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