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The Secret of NIMH New Leaf ProloguePrologue
"Mrs. Brisby! Mrs. Brisby, wake up!" Justin's voice echoed. In all her surroundings, she could sense that her comrades were around her. Uttered voices, muttering about her, concerned if she was alive. Justin's voice trying to reach out to her so she wouldn't be lost. So she'd be able to take care of her children.
"Wake up, Mrs. Brisby! Please! Please wake up!" His voice echoed again. Mrs. Brisby moaned as she slowly opened her eyelids. Very slowly, she turned to him.
"J-Ju . . . J-Justin?" she said softly. The rat lightly chuckled, relieved she was alright.
"Oh, thank goodness! You're alright, you started to worry me there." Justin said, hugging the small mouse. Noticing the wrapped bandage around his arm, Mrs. Brisby hugged him tightly.
"I'm sorry." Justin seemed confused, but then got the idea. He figured she saw his wound, all bandaged up.
"No, it's fine! I'm okay."
"No! I mean I'm sorry all this happened. I-I-I mean Billy captured me--I-I couldn't get out of the cage and J
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
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