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Dreams 2022

Dream 40
(2/5/2022)


I am
driving
in my
car

I realize
that I am
not wearing
any clothes

all of the
other vehicles
on the streets
are large
pickups

as I pass
them

as they
pass me

I fold
a knee
to my chest
on the passing
side
to block
any view
of my parts

I look
for a secluded
parking spot

as I turn
into a narrow
alley
my car
becomes
a small motorcycle

I find
an empty
lot

turn in
and park
at the far
end

as I
get off
the bike
I notice
a storage
compartment
over the rear
wheel

behind
the seat

I flip it
open
but see
that there
are no
clothes

I approach
a dormitory
type building

maybe apartments

maybe
an old Coast Guard
barracks

as I near
a back entrance
my previous neighbor
Terri
comes around
the corner
carrying
a grocery
sack

she opens
the door

holds
it open
for me
with a foot
wearing
an oversized
sneaker

concerned
with balancing
her load

not seeming
to notice
my nakedness

I say
thanks

rush
quickly by
to the safety
of the
interior

~

I am
at a locker
in a larger room
with many beds

I dress

notice
my bed
unmade

but find
no pillow

since no one
else
is there
I turn on
a radio

loud

I leave
walking down
a hallway
to a larger
storage area
with furniture

curtains

sheets

but as
I notice
that there
are no
pillows

the music
from the radio
is turned
off

I know
that I am
in trouble