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Dreams 2022

Dream 13
(1/13/2022)


Ron
leans in
toward my open
driver’s side
window

“I’ll
be ready
when you
are”

then
walks back
to his own
car

we are
parked
at some
shopping
center

he
in the
lot

me
diagonally
off
the street

I watch
him walk
away

also seeing
the rain
mixing with
snow
coming
down

straight
in front
of my car
a group of people
huddle
together

waiting
for a bus
I suppose

I consider
inviting them
to wait inside
my vehicle

but then
wonder
what I would
do
if I were
called in
for my
operation

I couldn’t
very well
just leave
them
open access

one
of the men
keeps staring
at me

I look
again
at the precipitation

attempting
to ignore
the people