A Dream I Had


I had a dream a night ago
In which my eyes
were the ocean, aglow
and if you looked as deep as you dare
you could have seen fish
swimming in there

Soon comes an old octopus
mean and cruel
I feel it has a dark purpose
And then he spills his ink out
letting it swirl about

He wanders all around
injecting black thoughts into me
I don’t now feel safe and sound.

This black beast needs to leave
I decide to find all the good thoughts
and with a gigantic heave
I toss them through him in a blast of light

He is gone.

So I close my eyes...