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Dreams 2022

Dream 87
(3/20/2022)


I am sitting
at a high
table
just off
a kitchen

there’s probably
a dozen people
there

we seem
to be
at a family
reunion
breakfast

but I don’t
recognize
anyone

everyone
is talking

laughing

my cousin
Sharyn
comes out
of a door
down the hall

wrapped
only
in a bath
towel

she walks
past us all

still damp
from
bathing

then stops

turns back
to whisper
in my ear

“I need
to talk
to you

alone”

I start
to get
up

notice
that everyone
else
has stopped
talking

stopped
laughing

and are now
staring
at me

I hesitate
wondering
what they must
think

but then
turn

and follow
Sharyn
to wherever
she may be
going

I know
what I
think