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Dreams 2022

Dream 91
(3/27/2022)


I am walking
in an apartment
complex
at night

strangely
there are
tables

desks

shelves

outside
of the buildings
along the
walkways

I see
some things
that I recognize
from work

I reach
an alcove
with four
doors

one
is mine
and I try
to be quiet
so as not
to wake
anyone

not out
of politeness

but from
the need
to avoid
human contact

I try
to open
the door
but realize
I have forgotten
my keys

I turn
to return
to where I saw
the office furniture
just as
my neighbor
begins
to come out
of her place

I hurry
around
the corner
to avoid her
but now
there are dozens
of men and women
milling about

I reach
a cabinet
where many keys
hang
from a hook
on the side

they
are attached
to a long chain
which I grab
and try
to get back
through the crowd

a man
catches hold
of the chain
and tries
to take it
from me

he begins
pulling me
through the people
who resist
my passing

I am being
pulled

pushed

wanting
so badly
to get back
alone
inside
of my apartment

but all
of these
others
are keeping me
from it