there they were
hung amongst the stars
golden nooses attached to their jugulars
swing back and forth
to some misplaced lullaby

down there
adulterous liquids infected the snow
snowmen waited for the sunlight
to dissolve their dreams
as they fell apart
into ambivalent drains

somewhere inbetween
forgotten memories were amplified
occupying human shells
who were frothing at the mouth
and driving themselves insane
at the thought of your return

asking their nurses
for just a second
to tell you how wrong you were
to stay
within their heads