Last night I had a dream
that was dark.
I was by the ocean
with many people.
We went wading
out into the surf.
At first it was fun,
but then I got swept up.
The wave put me down,
and I tried to crawl
through the sand
but I couldn’t 
get far enough.
It picked me up and
put me down again
and again.
I was woken
by a bird pecking
at the wall.
I wished that I could fall
back asleep and finish it,
but when I closed my eyes,
the waves were gone.