The Daydream of a Fading Friend
By Akane McCann Joseph
What would happen if I disappeared?
If the waves that linger at the shore
Rose up to sweep me away
The foaming curls wrapping around me like soft blankets
To swiftly carry me out to sea
Where I would sink to the bottom
With a stomach full of stones
To gently rest my back upon
The cold depths of the ocean floor
And the sand beneath me would loosen
Velvet soft and so cool
As I sank ever deeper
Into the bed of crumbled seashells and glass
The air imprisoned within my lungs
Escaping in small and shining bubbles
and fading quickly
Into the all-encompassing darkness.
When finally, the sand would consume me
Swallowing me up whole
With its weight pressing down upon me
The blackened salty water
No longer stinging my eyes
Would my mind finally quiet?
Of the racing turbulent thoughts?
Or would they continue
A chaotic tangle buried under gentle sea.