I shudder to go back to sleep
For I have escaped once
Would I be so lucky again?
No, I will remain
Cast away on my island of consciousness
Landlocked far from Ishmael
The creature of my darkest depths.
I am his white whale.
Sleep, his endless basin to swim.
Delighted by a manatee with dead eyes
A foolish sailor obeys the siren's song
Drawn closer by ethereal cuteness
We are morsels to an angler's lantern
It is only when the truth is revealed
That terror begets sinking feeling
Filling the curious sloop with dread waters.
Ishmael claws and rips at our planks
Gnashing his teeth hungrily
While still the manatee smiles
Beckoning us to play with him
Deep within my most unsettling dreams
This is a dream I had 6 years ago and the picture I drew upon waking. It was terrifying. Part great white shark, part lobster, part deep sea angler fish, part siren, part manatee, and he was larger than a whale.
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I guess I really,
love haikus too. If you'd please
give them a good read.