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    (A dream memory)
    A siren wails.
    I awoke with a start, trembling, 
    surrounded by people,
    alone, watching, waiting,
    I wrap my arms around myself, 
    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,
    shifting backward in time.
    My eyes remain still, closed. 
    Where am I going?
    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.

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