Poemdog

Dreams 2022

Dream 41
(2/5/2022)


I am pushing
a shopping cart
in a very
large store

many
other people

many
other carts

I see
a map
in my head
of the building
layout

but I have
no starting
reference

so just
keep going
until something
looks familiar

the items
that I search
are at the very
end
of one aisle

then split
onto the end
of the next

at the
opposite
end
of the store

I hope
that I find
what I need
at the first
place

but when
I arrive
I see
that the shelves
are empty

and that
the aisles
are so crammed
with shoppers
that it will
be much easier
to go outside

circle
the structure
through the
parking lot
to the other
side

but as
I head
toward an exit
I see the doorway
blocked
by a large
stack
of boxes

I leave
my cart

begin
to climb
them