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Dreams 2022

Dream 109
(4/19/2022)


I am standing
in a large
room

the floor
is covered
in prostrate
people

all twisting

writhing about
each other

I see
a few kisses
exchanged
here and
there

as if
I have crashed
a necking
orgy

but
as perverse
as the performance
appears

they are
all
clothed

nothing
really untoward
seems
to be happening

and
even though
the situation
is relatively
innocent

I am embarrassed

too meek
to join

to risk
the chance
of offending
someone

too hesitant
to leave

to appear
a prude

either choice
I feel
will lead
to ridicule

I continue
standing
there

the participants
oblivious
to my presence