Journey Returned

Lured back to the world
By a road lined with cards
Lifted from the pain of sleep
Travelling far and deep
Finding myself returned
After knowing the darkness
Seeking a starlit lantern
Via paths of symbols
Paved with signs
Leading ever onwards
Past the watchful towers
Into charmed waters beyond
Sinking through layered depths
Of lost understanding
Never perceived until now
Threads feel connection
Floating with release
From a plinth of chains
Carried to freedom
Splintered atoms fly
High and scattered
Spilled over aeons
Revealing stardust
Behind veiled skies