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Dreams 2022

Dream 4
(1/4/2022)


I am getting
my hair
cut

looking out
of a large
plate glass
window

seeing
a boulevard
stretch straight
ahead

bordered by
huge buildings
seemingly
mirrored off
into infinity

all
of the same
design

not only
towering
in their own
respects

but with
additional
attached
elevated wings

appearing
to float
along side
each structure
with little support
whatsoever

the barber
lowers
a display
in front of
me

asking me
to find
my name
for billing

I see many
surnames
that I know

many
that I recognize

many
are relatives

all with basically
the same address

“we find
that keeping families
grouped together
lessens the possibility
of conflict”

he explains
to me
as if hearing
the question
in my mind

I have
a difficult time
focusing
upon the screen
with the vastness
of the view
in the background

I continue
to scroll slowly
through hundreds
of names

never
finding
my own