I dreamt I had to give a presentation
to a huge number of people.
I arrived extra early, just to make sure
I had time to prepare.
I was left to myself,
no one disturbed me,
and one thought came after the other.
In the lecture hall, a sea of people
waited to hear what I had to say.
I looked down, only to discover
I was dressed respectably.
Everyone was dressed respectably.
I opened my briefcase and
it was all there: everything I needed.
After the talk, there were questions,
each of which I could handle.
They let me know how brilliant I was.
I drove my car home, ate my dinner,
went to bed untroubled.
Throughout the whole day’s dream,
there was no need to turn to G-d at all
But fortunately, that was not the end of things.
I woke up dry, and cold,
but with my breathing in and breathing out,
sweat was already beginning to return
to the low places, and I felt myself falling
back into the ocean that coughed me up,
back into the ocean that swallows me whole.