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Dreams 2022

Dream 59
(2/23/2022)


I am in
a long
line

in a
large
narrow
building

I’m not
sure
what I’m
doing here

I think
that it might
be an airport

but really
see no signs
to confirm

I don’t know
where I’d be
going
anyway

I look way
to the front
of the line

barely see
someone escorted
into a small
booth

finally
I ask the man
in front of me
of our purpose
here

“they scan
our thoughts
before we
can go through”

I ask why
they are
scanning

“to check
back over
the last 24 hours
to make sure
that we’re
not up to
no good”

I consider
the double
negative
then try
to think back
over the last
day

bad thoughts
no doubt

questionable
actions
surely

no guess
of what’s beyond
the checkpoint
I consider
stepping
out of line

but see
no escape
to either
side

I look
back
but only perceive
more people
as far
as I can
see

I guess that
I’ll have
to take
my chances
with the unknown
ahead