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Dreams 2022

Dream 80
(3/12/2022)


“you didn’t
eat
all of your
food
yesterday

so I have
prepared
leftovers”

an older
woman
handing out
rations
tells us

she is walking
through the crowd
handing out
plastic bags
from a big
bucket
that she carries

we are all
outside
dressed
for the cold
weather

I look
around

people
as far
as I can
see

she’s going
to need
more buckets

I think

finally
she gets
to our group

she gives
me
a bag containing
what looks
to be
baby carrots

but they
are shriveled

brownish

with strange
veins
flowing
the surface

all covered
in some slimy
yellowish
sauce

I definitely
don’t
want to eat
these

but know
that we will
get
nothing else

so open
the bag

take
one out

staring
at the strange
appearance

then put
the stick
into my
mouth

begin
chewing

surprised
at how good
it tastes

sweet
and sour