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Dreams 2022

Dream 55
(2/18/2022)


I am standing
on a large
beautiful lawn

in front of
a very large
beautiful
house

obviously
not my own

the sky
is cloudy

the wind
is blowing

I see
some papers
carried
into the yard

I use
my feet
to herd
them

edge them
out
into the street

where
they continue
toward
other huge
homes

I hope
that someone
in this estate
notices
my efforts

~

we are sitting
around a large
table

my Aunt Dianne

Uncle Roger
are there

we are
all guests
of a man
scurrying about
making home
repairs

he stops
briefly
in passing
to tell us
what he
is doing

“I’m having
a lot of trouble
fastening these
to the walls”

he complains

“the screws
keep slipping”

my aunt
and uncle
who know all
about construction
just smile

not wanting
to embarrass
the poor guy

not wanting
to volunteer

I get up
to find
a bathroom

discover
a small one
down
the hall

in which
the toilet
has been
precariously
mounted over
the sink

I try
to wedge
myself up there
using a shelf

a towel
rod
as support

once at height
I see that
the seat
is cracked

in pieces

the bowl
filled
with feces

globs
of used
toilet paper

I think
that I must’ve
wandered
into an unused
part
of the house

but just
as I assume
this
I hear voices
approaching

I have neglected
to close
the door

I prop
myself closer
to the ceiling

hoping
that the people
will pass on
by

not notice
me

not
think me
the cause
of the filth
that I have
found