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Dreams 2022

Dream 52
(2/16/2022)


I am sitting
at my old
desk

in my
old office

at my old
company

even though
I realize
that the business
was closed
over two
years ago
I don’t find
this setting
odd

I am going
through drawers

putting known
things
into boxes

the unknown
onto the desktop
for later
determination

I am sad
to be losing
this job

again

but content
in the fact
that I’m within
these quiet
safe
confines

insulated
from the world
at large

the late owner’s
daughter Christin
comes through
the door

she holds out
for my viewing
a portfolio
of brochures

business
cards

all with
the Midwest Publishing
logo

I notice
that in place
of our contact info
she has substituted
only “Mezzanine”

as if
that explains
anything

all in all
her work is
beautiful

I tell
her so

she seems
pleased

of course
she isn’t
over 60

having to
all too soon
find new
employment