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Dreams 2022

Dream 31
(1/26/2022)


I am
in a hotel
lobby

a uniformed woman
behind the counter
tells me
that there
are no vacancies

I smile

nod

turn
toward the large
waiting area

I see many
people
discussing
their options

“we had reservations!

we shouldn’t
have to find
another room
ourselves”

a woman
tells
her husband

I ask
the couple
if they need
any help finding
a place
to stay
in Tulsa

they
just stare
at me

I pick up
a handset
of an old
phone

not
really knowing
whom
to call