At first, I seemed to be floating in a void
With nothing around me, nothing to see.
Then things started to appear,
The most preposterous sights,
Things I could not imagine.
I saw a grey, taloned, bird’s foot
That was at least a mile long.
What kind of bird could be that big? I wondered.
Yet, beside that taloned foot I saw
Gigantic zinnias, each blossom
Fully half a mile across.
I drifted on, and nestled in a tree
Among the foliage, I saw
A fluffy, white, winged kitten,
Its eyes and nose like shiny black buttons,
Eyes saucer sized, gazing out at the world,
Wings folded on its back, purring in contentment.
I drifted on, over a forest of dark green trees,
And shining brightly in the middle of a tree,
A huge golden harvest moon.
Peeking out beneath the tree I
Glimpsed a tiny green elfin face.
On I floated, over more trees,
With a fluffy cloud in one,
And on toward dark green and deep gold mountains,
Until at last I saw the edge of a sun,
One hundred times bigger than old Sol,
Edging up over the mountains
Into a mottled raspberry sky.
As I looked, I seemed to melt into the sky,
And then everything was gone.
I woke, back in my body, in bed,
In this safe, mundane world,
And I was glad.
I opened my eyes and greeted the new day
With thankfulness and joy,
Happy to be me again.
And safe at home.