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I don't remember dreams often, probably because I'm not a very good sleeper, but when I do, they tend to be the kind that last all night. They even have intermission, where I get up, go back to bed and when sleep returns, I pick up where I left off. These simple pages are about a complex kind of night. I'm not going to explain the dream in full detail, but here is some of the writing you see in the back ground:
I dreamt a spark ignited and sprang between the walls
not my home, but family's of mine, not mine of birth
misplaced in a neighborhood of birth
of another family connected, disconnected
woven into the cloth of my genetics
my marriage family, my life here, my lives past
the fire burns hidden revealing wisps
a sign the inferno is building
alerting all "our house is on fire"
unheard, my screams repeat,
on fire, on fire, on fire, on fire, on fire,
a fire cannot be tamed, the others shrug surrender.
I walk and see another home ignites
my insular cousins, tight knit ready to ignore outsiders
deaf and blind to me I decide the discovery is theirs to make
and walk away
flames within walls destroyed from the inside out
leaving the shell for last
smoke rises, no one sees...