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Dreams 2022

Dream 26
(1/23/2022)


she
sits across
the table
from me
in a restaurant

young

plain
but attractive
with a healthy
vitality

studying
me

I hear
myself say

“I could’ve
probably had
three kids
by now”

I know
that was
the end
of it

I had
unburdened
myself

completely

all
of my sins

all
of my weaknesses

I could
see her

thinking

analyzing

weighing
all options

“I’m glad
that you didn’t
have three

or two

or one”

she seems
to have made
a decision

“let’s go”

she says
standing

and I
follow her

happy
that she
isn't leaving
me
behind