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Dreams 2022

Dream 93
(3/27/2022)


I awake
in a large
room
with many
beds

many others
are already
up

getting
dressed

talking

laughing

I know
that there
is just
one bathroom

so get
out of bed
in a hurry
grabbing
my clothes

there is
a large bag
filled with
toiletries
on a shelf
by the door

so I grab
that
as well

I hurry
down
the hall
to find another
door

when I open
that
I see
that I am in
a shopping
mall

ropes
and chains
block entry
to most
of the stores

I realize
that it is
too early
for most
to be open

but know
that I have
had breakfast
at one of them
before

so still
carrying
all of my stuff
I begin searching
for a place
to eat

thinking that
I’ll pick up
something to go
before showering

dodging
all of the shoppers
who also seem
to be looking
for open
places

I hope
that no one
notices
my boxers

my
open places