Poemdog

Dreams 2022

Dream 25
(1/22/2022)


I am standing
in a parking lot
surrounded
by a group
of people

we seem to be
in front of a
small town
grocery store

they are
not
happy with me

“we don’t
like you
spying
on us!”

one of them
says

I now
see someone
with a camera
off to the side

beyond him
are some others
standing beside
a stack of equipment
and a gray
van

I don’t recognize
any of them
but feel as if
I am a one
of their group

I tell
the townsfolk
that we are part
of a nationwide
project

and none
of their faces
or names
will be used

“please
leave us
alone”

a nearby
woman
says

she
walks
away