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Dreams 2022

Dream 49
(2/12/2022)


I am
following
a woman
through a maze
of office
cubicles

she has
long blond
hair

wearing
an ankle length
nightgown
of some sort

I pan
the other
people
all wearing
the usual
office attire

as am I

she leads
me
to an actual
office

gives me
a sad look
as she ushers
me in

a young
executive type
stands
to shake
my hand

to accept
my papers

and after
looking
at them
for only
a few seconds
he says

“you’ll have
to talk to
a lawyer
about these”

~

I am driving
in downtown
Tulsa

I know
where
I want to go
but one-way streets
hinder
my efforts

I remember
the last time
that I saw
my lawyer Wayne
that I had to cut
through
a large parking lot
in order to bypass
a circuitous
traffic route

but I can’t
seem
to get
my bearings

I park

begin
walking

trying
to picture
a map
of the city

an overhead
view

now
I am
on top
of a building

looking
at a rickety
bridge-like
stairway
that leads
from one roof
to the next

I climb
to the tallest
skyscraper

once there
the stairway
forward
turns into
a slide

descending
steeply
perhaps
twenty stories
to the next
building

I don’t want
to continue

but turning
around
see that
the path back
has turned into
a sloping
surface
as well

I look
into the distance
to the horizon
wishing that
I had stayed
with
the blond

I step
ahead

begin
to speed
down
the tenuous
ramp