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Dreams 2022

Daydream Deceiver
(4/29/2022)


I stand
in a haze

recounting
past failures

considering
future possibilities

jobs

finances

locations

relationships

all the while
discounting
any present
circumstance

sleepwalking
the daily
routine

letting
remembered
motions
move me

living
alternative lives
as my senses
relegate reality
to a diminished
state

“do you
dream much”

a coworker
asks

every
night

every
day

I tell
his faded
form

I am
dreaming
right
now