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Dreams 2022

Dream 15
(1/15/2022)


I am in
the checkout
lane
at the grocery
store

there
are people
everywhere

I look
outside
to see
the sun
shining

normally
I shop
very early
in the morning

in the dark

with
very few
others

I wonder
why I’m here
this time
of the day

none
of the lines
are moving

more carts
are pushing
in

I can’t
stand it

so
roll away
from them
all

but I’m blocked
from the only
open aisle
by a stack
of boxes

I feel
trapped

~

next
I am stepping
down
from a loading
dock

no groceries

I begin
walking
on a sidewalk
along side
a main street

this
is not
the city
that I know

this
is a small
town

I look
at the simple
uncrowded
shops
that I
pass

I no longer
feel
rushed

manic

I decide
to find
a comfortable
cafe
for lunch

shopping
in the city
can wait