Aeons Elapse (Ahab)

Strangely confused in my mind Aeons elapsed in a blink of an eye Slumber of utterly ravenous kind Waters of forgetfulness: by and by ... Vast desire to drift off to sleep Yet trembling at the thought of it Lest there be some terrific dream Like burning charcoal in a pit Like hundredfold calamities Most ghastly and ferocious Like misery and monstrosities. Abandoned and forlorn Bed myself in waves of disquietude Bed myself in a multitude of gloom Bed myself in pernicious solitude Bed myself in foreboding doom I feel gray and leafless My roots concealed in morass Dreary water lies intense and black Skeleton arms waving to and fro Crying to the silent waters of mercy In the shrill and piercing accents Of the most acute agony and despair Bed myself in waves of disquietude Bed myself in a multitude of gloom Bed myself in pernicious solitude Bed myself in foreboding doom