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Dreams 2022

Dream 54
(2/18/2022)


a woman
is telling me
about all
of the people
she has fucked

men

women

not bragging

matter-of-factly

dispassionately

over drinks

she mentions
some
whom I know

“she
really liked
you”

she
would add

I had
no idea

I never
have any
idea

I am
immune
to innuendo

I need
a fist
in my face
to know
these things

the two
of us
however
have never
had sex

I am
just
a friend

sans benefits

maybe
she wants me
in the other
way

but I
will never
know

I don’t
push
those things

besides
now I realize
that I wouldn’t
want to be
on her list

I am
so caught up
in her recount
of carnal knowledge
that I belatedly
notice

I am drinking
for the first time
in almost
22 years

how
did that
happen?

she
continues

I take
another
drink