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Dreams 2022

Dream 3
(1/3/2022)


I am sitting
alone
on a couch

in the corner
of a room
I do not
recognize

watching
people
I do not know

milling about

talking amiably
to each other

I talk
to no one

I have
no idea
what I am
doing here

suddenly
a woman

a very
beautiful
woman

sits down
next to me

closely
next to me

she puts
her hand
on my forearm

leans in
conspiratorially

and in
a sexy whisper
asks

“do you
have your
COVID card?”

she looks
so good

sounds
so good

smells
so good

I tell her
that I have
my vaccination card
in the car

“then
let’s go
for a ride”

but
I need
a reason

so ask
why?

where?

she says
that she doesn’t
have
the proper
credentials

needs me
to pretend to be
her husband
in order to
get her in
somewhere

somewhere
where vaccinations
are required

she reaches
into her purse
and pulls out
two wedding
rings

slips one
on her
finger

hands the
other
to me

I want
to do anything
for this
woman

but
can quickly
see

that this
ring
will never
fit