Endless Pool of Fire

By Rick Livan


You lie asleep but your dreams keep you conscious

    Leaving you floating in

        An endless pool of fear

The depths unknown

    As is what is below you in

        This endless pool of fear

Your imagination gets wild and

    Monsters start swimming in

        Your endless pool of fear

The floating has ended

    And swimming is a struggle in

        This endless pool of fear

You’re now drowning in your mind

    And sinking in your thoughts

        In your endless pool of fear

The depths are your future, not knowing what is ahead

The monsters – your insecurities floating in your head

There’s a lifeguard who is speaking but you cannot hear what is said

Then you realize the lifeguard looks like a loved one who is dead.

At this endless pool of fear.