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Dreams 2022

Dream 7
(1/7/2022)


I am
at a
party

outside

nighttime

there are
many people

but they are
separated
into
small groups

I don’t recognize
anyone
but feel
that they
must be
from
my company

coworkers

bosses

I am in
no group

alone
with a drink
in my hand

but I stand
nearby
what appears
to be
a circle
of executives

a frantic woman
runs up
to them

she tries
to be quiet
but her excitement
adds volumes
to her whispers

she says
that she received
a call
about a possible
gun attack
tonight

I hear
them
discuss
the options

one
slightly drunk
exec says

“stop
your fucking
worrying!”

the others
nod

he must be
the big
boss

they seem
to continue
their previous
conversations

I don’t
know what
to do

I don’t
have any
authority
here

I really
don’t have
any friends
here
either

I slowly
back away
from the
proceedings

into
the dark