This vessel is a living lie,
a sweet, deceptive lullaby
that carries me away into dreams
and sets me adrift on a wavering moonbeam.
As I was upon the shoreline
my ties to humanity begin to untwine,
unraveling strand by strand
as my paws are enveloped by the sand.
Finally freed of the cage I was in,
the prison of the human skin,
I finally free my mind
and it takes its true form: an animal of another kind.