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Dreams 2022

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(8/27/2022)


I turn on
the news
each morning

just
to make sure
that the human race
was not declared
extinct
during my slumber

but no

it’s only the
usual interpretations
of flawed impressions
of actual acts

they do seem
to believe
what they say

as they sell
the horrors
of the world
in snappy
perceptual
presentations

after
a few minutes
I turn to reality

or to sport

or to porn

anything
to divert
my mind
from the true
tragedy
of the slow leak
in my driver’s side
front tire

a personal
sorrow
that no spin
will solve