Amphibians of the Viscous Variety

He keeps his dreams in a box by the mantle
takes them out some nights after work
You'll see him staring out into the distance
then coming back to the present with a jerk
His convalescence is a symptom of stagnation
and the longer he seeps the sicker he'll get
He's got a trenchcoat in the back of his trenchcoat closet
but he's afraid to put it on lest he find it doesn't fit.