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  • ADAM ADAM  
    (A dream memory)
     
    A siren wails.
    I awoke with a start, trembling, 
    surrounded by people,
    alone, watching, waiting,
    immobile.
    I wrap my arms around myself, 
    remembering.
     
    People shift around and about:
    cloudy marionettes in 
    a neon-lit madness. 
    I close my eyes
    burdened by memories,
    writing thoughts 
    indelibly seared in my mind,
    trancelike, 
    shifting backward in time.
     
    My eyes remain still, closed. 
    Where am I going?
    Why?
    Where am I?
    Lady, the marionette?
    Mesmerized I slowly remember –
    Adam... Adam...
    please, come back. 
    I love...
     
    I remember now:
    I am walking in my 
    Mother’s garden...
     
    I shall not worry.


    Katrina
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