“There is still time to turn back,” the mist says,

“there are still minutes for this and moments

for that! Perhaps it is best if you—boy—

forgets, lest you go on ahead, only

to find this Dream you seek and, climbing to

higher ground to meet, lose footing upon

loose outcroppings and fall countless feet to

not a death but worse—a begging for an

end and a broken heart endlessly wrent!”