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Dreams 2022

Dream 17
(1/16/2022)


I am in
a large park
on a sunny
day

people
are running

walking

sitting
everywhere

I don’t
want to be
with them
all

I don't
belong
here

a guy
whom I
don't know
says

“just relax!

it’s a beautiful
Sunday afternoon

let’s play
catch!”

he throws
a football
far over
my head

I relent

run after
the ball

as I bend
down
to retrieve it
I see a glass vial
filled with liquid
drop
to the ground
beside the football

I look up
from my bent
position

see a muscular
man
in uniform
watching me

“what
do we have
here?”

he asks

and I
know
that I am in
trouble