Poemdog

Dreams 2022

Dream 86
(3/20/2022)


I am getting
out of my car
on the shoulder
of a two lane
highway

the day
is cloudy
windy
damp

there’s
a collection
of trash
just off
in the grass

I walk
over

begin sorting
through the pile
looking
for anything
of use

there’s
an office chair
that actually
seems
in good shape

as I’m
lifting it
a quad cab
pickup
pulls up

four guys

guns

“anything
good in there?”

the front
passenger
asks
as he hangs
his rifle
out the window

I tell him
that I was
just taking
the chair

that we
could use it
in the barn

they look
around

then look
at me

smiling

I scan
the area

see many
trees

a few
open fields

not
a barn

not
my car

I put
the chair
back
down

wondering
what to do
next