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Dreams 2022

Dream 36
(1/30/2022)


I am
standing
at the edge
of a group
of coworkers

they mostly
seem unhappy
about something

talking about
how unfair
it all is

I haven’t heard
any announcements

remember
any emails
to let me know
what "it" is

I just want
to get back
to work

I turn

walk away

hoping that
no one calls
my name

~

I have
an assembly
in front of me
on a test
bench

many wires

much equipment
are connected

crowded in
around me

I carefully
move
some control
knobs

but none
of the dials
are displaying
correctly

I am confused

frustrated

Glen
sits down
beside me

“it’s simple

step
by step”

he slowly
spins
the assembly
toward him

changing
nothing else

then points
at the meters
to show me
that the readings
are now correct

“see?”

I want
to complain
that nothing
is really
different
from what
I had done

but nod
my head
silently
instead