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Dreams 2022

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(5/7/2022)


I dream
the everyday

mediocrity
multiplied
by two

and when
I write them

by three

I am sickened
from the repeated
sameness

every once
in a while
a chat
with the dead

a tornado

gunshots

an unrequited
sexual
encounter

but mostly
my nights
seem very much
the days

eat

work

drive

and even
sleep

in stultifying
ordinary
dullness

I long
for the alternative
of adventure

the diversion
of disaster

awake

asleep

just a nudge
to give me
some hint
of life

finally
to startle
me
from this
insanity