cabin fever


i fell into a dream

on the other side of the world

waves lapped at my feet

the ocean called my name

while gulls wheeled overhead

you know how it is

then the power flipped off

loud beeps screamed

somewhere nearby

and i remembered where i was

cramped in a tiny floating room

trying not to trip over things

working on some bogus idea

and wondering if i’d ever see

my loved ones again.