Dreams can be so Weird

I use to have wicked dreams.
Ones that I would remember in detail and tell others about.
I miss those.
I had one where I dreamt it a couple of times.
Not only was I aware of this in my subconscious I was aware of this consciously as well.
As I was making decisions in the dream where I actually said ‘no we have to go this way a plane is coming down on the field’.
 
Another was a witch chasing me for my ex.
She can have him now.
 
Third one that still is lingering around was a fever dream from when I had the flu in July 17.
I was being chased by shadows and had grabbed one on my curtain rods to act as a spear.
As I was twirling it over my head (in the most elegant way for someone who would have clunked herself in the head) I realized they were not hunting me but my ex.
So I stepped aside thinking ‘what the hell am I scared for? It’s not me they are after’.
 
Today’s though takes the cake. (Pun unintended but it works)
I was hired to decorate a cake for a child who had been born 3 days before.
I had to melt the cream cheese which turned into chocolate chips.
I did not know how to use the stove which seemed fancy to me. (I was peering at it trying to read the dials)
There were two dogs one of which was Nero.
The child was bundled in blankets in an old wooden sleigh and I had to pull Nero away from climbing up and jumping on the child.
The child rolls out of the blanket has a thick head of hair and jumps out of the nest of blankets. Next I know I feel biting pain in my hand and this child is chewing on it.
My hand!
I said oh you must be (name)-I said the name in my dream but cannot remember now what it was- I am here to decorate your cake.
May I please have my hand back.
And this child that was three days old was head high to shoulder a little shorter.
Then the mom comes home asks why I have not finished cake?
I didn’t make little poofs on balloons.
I squeeze the icing bag and a big blurt of cake and purple splat out onto the cake.
About this time I realize I am not wearing my glasses and can in fact not see. (Remember the problems with the stove?)
Wandering around and I discover my mom is there with some of her friends and no one could help me find my glasses.
 
It ended shortly after that and I wish I could remember how.
 
I have to laugh because there are so many crazy aspects to my dreams when I do have them.
Ghost.
Assassin Shadows.
Weird ass child.
And once a long time ago a book and a witch.
Maybe I should take all their stories mash ’em together and see what I come up with.
 
©June 22/21
Picture via Pinterest

Bitter Revenge

‘Why does it have to be that hard?’
‘Um……you really have to ask me that?
You do not have the…..hmmmm…..
to figure this out on your own?
You broke my heart.
You did more than break it.
You shattered me
myself
my confidence
for that you must atone.’
‘I didn’t mean to though. 
It sorta happened.
C’mon 
you can forgive me 
without this nonsense.’
Nonsense?
Making you work
for the love that you broke?
Tis unfair to ask you to prove it?
To prove to me
that my worth to you
is no longer negligible?
This is nonsense?
‘But babe 
I said that I was sorry.
I promised it would never happen again.’
Derisive snort.
Please boy
how stupid do you think I am?
I have heard this litany
over and over.
I know the outcome
I know this game
so yes
show me true
your love for me
bury this body
and all will be forgiven.
As he stood
forlorn
over the bundled carpet
unsure of how to proceed
I pulled out my gun.
Shot him in the head.
Dead.
Falling forward
downward
right into the hole
I had already dug.
‘I promised babe.
Why?
Why did you do this?’
Sullen ghost
standing beside unmarked grave
ready to haunt me
into the ground.
Last laugh
I do get….
for…..
circle of salt
shall keep my poor ghost enclosed
kept by my side
in bitter revenge.
January 19/19
Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash