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Dreams 2022

Dream 27
(1/24/2022)


I am
walking
down
a hallway

large
open rooms
with only
three walls
on one
side

windows
on the
other

even though
the day is
sunny

the rooms
are dark

shadowed

from what
I can tell
mostly empty

like cells
without bars

up ahead
I hear
someone

“he’s
a hard ass

we’re all
screwed”

I reach
the next
opening
to see a group
of men

they’re holding
poles
of some sort

ropes

surrounding
a small
furry creature

large eyes

I really
can’t tell
what kind
it is

the men
are watching
me

apparently
flinching
in anticipation
of my reaction

so
not wanting
to escalate
the situation
I softly say

“let it
go”

then continue
toward a door
at the end
of the hall

mad
at myself
for not staying
to make sure
that they
released
the poor
animal

but not
wanting
to show
the weakness
of return