Beyond the shallow edges of sleep
There arose in a dream the floating essence
Rocking gently below a star filled sky
Adrift to anywhere my thoughts wandered
On glistening waves
Finding my way home.
It was there that I fell into a darkness so deep
Like midnight seasons with no moon in sight,
Falling below the thick night air
Moisture saturating my soul.
In a far away place I came to stop
Endless beaches with no souls in sight,
Just sand as far as I could sea
Beckoning me to walk awhile.
I came to a fire that glowed in solemn silence,
No prints to mark another’s passing,
Just a small stack of wood ready
A place to sit and rest a spell.
I began to hum a song from long ago,
From years before I became this being,
A song of longing and lost thoughts found
The words still eluding me,
Yet on each breath I felt the strength find me,
Images came to mark the destiny
And I knew that this was where I was meant to be
And it was there that I became whole.
I returned to the vessel that carried me
Once more back into the endless opening
And rocking once more on the gentle waves
Back and forth drifting
Alive below a million stars that sang to me
The words I had lost
That would finally show me
The direction home.
Gorgeous image found on Pinterest.