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Dreams 2022

Dream 5
(1/5/2022)


I am dragging
a dead man
through an
unfenced
front yard
aside a house
in broad
daylight

my arms
beneath
his armpits
I attempt
to move him
out
of sight

I see
snow
in the shadows
and his shoes
plow
heel furrows
is the wet
lawn

I am looking
for an opening
to the crawlspace

I have apparently
picked this place
at random
since nothing
seems familiar

almost
to a back fence
I find a hatch
fashioned
in the foundation

it opens
rather easily
and I balance
the now sitting
corpse
at the edge

he flops
just like that
through the gap
into a puff
of dry dust
about three feet
beneath
the floorboards

as I secure
the cover
I hear a vehicle
coming into
the driveway

I can see
the passenger side
rear fender
as a truck
stops apparently
right in front
of the garage door

a woman
gets out
but is talking
to the driver
and doesn’t
notice me
crouched
against the side
of the building

their voices
disappear
as they walk
into the house
unaware

I am now
not sure
where I parked
my own
car

obviously
not far
so I begin
running
in hope to see
a quick
escape

but my shoes
sink deeply
into
the soggy
soil