I find myself mystified, how did I get to this place? My mind is hazy, but I have definite recollections. It is very scary here, uncomfortable, yet somehow familiar. I’m in here, but where is here? At least I can think --- breathe. How did I get to this place? There are strange things going on --- Pain for one. And hearing. Sounds are not clear. Are my ears stuffed with batting? There are tormenters here, but I can’t recognize them as such. How can that be? Is this madness I face? How did I get to this place? Yesterday everything was fine --- Normal. My little piece of the planet remained mine --- cozy. Now in the blink of an eye they’ve taken me --- Stolen me. Where did they come from? How was it done? Did I go willingly? How did I get to this place? What have they done to my face? --- My body --- Very scary. What they don’t know is: I’m the same inside. They’ll never conquer that part of me. That part is invincible. This is insane. How can they think I’ll give up? --- Without a fight? How did I get to this place? I hear familiar sounds now. It’s her voice. Is this some trick? The resonance is correct. That hasn’t changed in over forty years. I once looked at a picture of she and I. I recognized her --- But me? I almost asked her who she was dancing with --- Imagine. How did I get to this place? Was that when it started? Was that when they brought me here. Amazing! So quietly. Without fuss. I didn’t --- fight back. There’s her voice again --- Am I ready? --- Dinner is ready? Does she wonder what I do at this keyboard, this computer? I smile and shake my head. Lightning years brought me here. Flashing years. Always swift and so cruel --- Implacable in their quest. They’re proficient in the gathering of all that is physical. They’re adept and efficient in the abduction of youth. How did I get to this place? --- Just life, baby. --- Just life. Let’s see what I can do with it now.