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Dreams 2022

Dream 47
(2/10/2022)


I am standing
at the back
of a long
office space

looking
toward
the front
door

a receptionist’s
counter
partitions
the small
waiting area

behind it
either wall
is packed
with built-in
desks

with
built-in
cabinets

papers
and books
clutter
every available
horizontal
surface

a half
dozen people
type away
at their
computers

“I’m
VERY impressed
with what you
and Charley
have accomplished
with advertising”

our late owner
Will
says
at my side

I tell
him that
we like
to compete

alternating
campaigns

comparing
results

that I wish
we would’ve had
such a strategy
while
he was still
with us

“I’m proud
of you

I hope
that some
of what I
taught you
was of use”

I tell him
that everything
we do
is based upon
his sales
philosophy

that he
is missed

I turn
to show him
something
else

but Will
is gone