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Dreams 2022

Dream 45
(2/8/2022)


I am standing
in a large
auditorium

packed
with people

I pan
around
in search
of a friendly
face

finally
at a buffet
table
I see Dad

head
down

loading
a plate

I'm hugging
a far wall

hoping
that he comes
my way
when he’s
done

I definitely
don’t want
to wade
through the crowd
in order
to be near
him

I try
to get
his attention
with a wave

but he’s
focusing
upon
his food

~

I am now
alone
in a much
smaller room

opening
a card
of some kind

containing
condolences
for the passing
of my father

I guess
that I’ll
have to make
one more
trip back
to Nebraska
for the funeral

but I
really
don’t want
to go