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Dreams 2022

Dream 65
(3/2/2022)


I answer
a knock
at the
door

my sister
looks as if
she’s been
crying

she has
dozens
of small cuts
on her
face

they would
appear
to be acne
unless studied
closely

“I just wanted
to stop by
to say hello”

I let her
in

I haven’t
seen her
since
the wreck

I ask
her to sit
down

the tears
slowly
begin

“I ran my car
into an abutment”

she sobs

I don’t
ever remember
seeing
Donna cry

I tell
her that Mom
and Van
have already
called
to tell me

my apartment
is cold

I tell her
that I turned
the heat down
in order
to work out
more comfortably

the stereo
is still
fairly loud

music
my exercise
motivation

Electric
Light Orchestra

“it’s raining
all over
the world”