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Dreams 2022

Dream 18
(1/16/2022)


I am at
a large
outdoor
processing
facility
at night

I see a
man
dressed
in black

burdened
with gear

running
across the
road
that I’m on

but about
50 yards
away

he then
dashes
along the side
of a building
until reaching
a field filled
with storage
tanks

he climbs
a ladder
attached
to one of
them

whispers
loudly
down
to me

“I don’t
have a tone!”

I’m not sure
what he means
but tell him
that everything
is ready

I see
a blue flash
from above
and he falls
to the ground

a soldier
steps
from the shadows

points
a long tube
at me

a sudden
light
obscures him

now
I am flat
on my back

immobile

he takes out
a large knife

just penetrates
the skin
over my
left ribs
with the tip

“you can’t
move
but I bet
you can feel
that”

he says
smiling