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Dreams 2022

Dream 90
(3/26/2022)


“where
do you think
she is?”

I hear
a woman’s voice
above me

I open
my eyes

to find
myself
in bed

looking
to the ceiling

where about
a third
is a large
opening

through which
a dresser
is visible

a mirror

some
clothing

apparently
another apartment

another bedroom
on top
of this one

no one
is in sight

but I know
that they
are in bed
as well

I realize
that she is talking
about the woman
who is supposed
to be
in mine

under
my covers
right now

I am
wondering
where she is
as well

“what difference
does it make?”

now
a man’s
voice

“we’re here
together
right now”

I know
what he
means

I would
be saying
the same
in his position

you have
to enjoy
that intimacy
while
it's there

because
that closeness
doesn’t last
for long

I hear
movement

a man’s arm
flops
into view

“but she
should be
back
by now”

the woman
persists

he sighs

his hand
opens

pivots
in resignation

I understand
the gesture

I close
my eyes
in case
he looks
down

I don’t
want them
to know
that I
am listening