Sleep as deep as an ocean’s watery depths washes over me,
Carrying my mind’s boat out into a vast open sea.
The dancing waters sparkle in the moon's silver glow,
As they gently rock the boat to and fro.
Playful dreams lap at my boat’s mist draped sides.
As the night strengthens like the rising of the watery tides.
Then at the sharp stroke of midnight,
The moon’s silver gleam takes flight.
Replaced by roaring clouds of black rain,
Causing my little boat creak with pain.
Thundering waves smash into the misty deck,
Thrusting the sail over the boat’s crippled wreck.
My little boat is sinking and I weep,
Then I awaken from my stormy sleep.
Only to realize that it was just a nightmare,
And that those things weren’t really there.
Smiling, I lie back down to sleep,
To return to that vast ocean, deep.