this morning i found a dream
tangled in a web
overhanging my bed

“What is it?” Galen asked softly as he fiddled with the strange circular item. Feathers dangled from it and crystal beads were woven into its web-like center.

“It’s a dream catcher,” Polibia said. “It’s for Tindara.”

“Why would she want to catch dreams?” Galen asked softly.

“She gets nightmares. The story is that good dreams can get through the webbing but not bad ones. They disappear with the dawn’s light,” Polibia explained.

Galen nodded and turned to look out over the darkening forest that surrounded the compound. “If only all troubles disappeared so easily,” he murmured as the howling of the wolves began.