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Dreams 2022

I Saw You Today
(7/2/2022)


I saw you
today

face
open

eyes
half closed

but filled
with a mixture
of doubt

disbelief

resigned
acceptance

and lingering
anger

an irritation
with the world
that gnaws
at your
sensibilities

chewing
the edges
of your
soul

leaving
your daily
existence
an exposed
lesion

aggravated
by each
social interaction

tortured
by continual
human contact

I saw
you
today

and felt
some
relief

as
I left you
there

realizing
that I am
not
alone