(dream zero)
the water laps at your ankles.

(first dream)
dive straight in
you've always known you're invincible

(second dream)
hesitate at the water's edge
the water doesn't feel so good
now that you're alone

(third dream)
the water slips past your lips and
into your lungs. it
begins to burn, a quality never really
given to water.

(fourth dream)
the glassy view of the surface has
never been better, beneath the waves
and drowning. a stray thought
occurs to you, one from childhood.
you wonder if the surface is merely a door to elsewhere.