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    (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
    People shift around and about.
    Cloudy marionettes in
    a neon-lit madness.
    I close my eyes weighed
    by memories, writing thoughts
    indelibly seared in my mind, trancelike,
    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 garden...

    I shall not worry.
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