This is a dream that has lived in my mind for a few years.
I wrote about it, but it disappeared, probably when I screwed up this blog and almost lost the whole thing.
When I don’t know what comes next and I worry, this dream carries me.
I need to have this image on here. Just for me, when I feel strange. When I feel weak and scared.
I was floating down a river, in a jungle.
Someone I needed to be freed from stood on the steamy riverbank. He had a new companion by his side.
This is what I saw: You stared, both of you. I floated on, hand trailing in the dark water. Perfect calm. You began to walk. I curved around the bend, the river taking me. No effort.
Where the river takes me, I just cannot know.
He’s no longer in sight. I am still floating. Perfect calm. There’s no going back. I wanted to wave. Everything was shifting by me in shadows and light too fast. I passed through the water, slowly. At peace.