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Dreams 2022

Dream 8
(1/8/2022)


I watch
the
girl

I listen
to her

I know
that she is
acting

she is
lying

she is
a taker

but
the woman
wants
to help her

help her
to turn
her life
around

she is
a good
woman

just a bit
naïve
about what
is probable
with certain
people

the girl
accepts
the advantage
of all
the woman
offers

except
for the possibility
of change

the girl
will exhaust
the woman’s
resources

until there
is nothing
left
to nab

I am
sure
of this fact

but I’ll
sound
like an asshole
if I tell
the woman

so I keep
quiet

even though
I know
what will
happen

because I
am a taker
too