I woke, cast adrift on a sea of pain,
So far from home, I could not see the shore.
I dreamt of drifting light and free again,
Embracing pain and suffering no more.
I glimpsed the distant borders of that dream,
A rare occasion, when my mind would rest;
Though not as close as wishing made it seem,
And far to swim, though I might try my best.
I prayed for onshore winds to swiftly blow,
Caress fevered brow, and lift me gently,
To carry me to shore -- where I must go
If I am to escape my agony --
And leave the sea of pain behind, and more:
To sleep, upon that painless, peaceful shore.
Neuropathy pain woke me at 3:00 AM and writing this meditation/visualization helped me drift away.