THURSDAY THIRTEEN

13 Things In Last Night’s Dreamworld

1. Wrapping Paper. Yeah, that’s right; wrapping paper. Imagine. Me, dreaming about wrapping paper. Miles of it. We were using it to wrap…
2. A Small Cabin. And I mean small. The size of a (not walk-in) closet. And we weren’t even trying to shoo out the…
3. Bats that were in it.
4. My Sister, Linda, wouldn’t help us wrap the thing because she was busy chatting up…
5. That Bartender (I think his name was Delmore or Simon or something) that tended bar down at…
6. The Arizona Café in Connecticut 40 years ago when I worked at the woolen mill. I’m pretty sure Simon/Delmore/ used to deal coke to the locals, but I never trusted him and I heard that you only went to him if you were desperate anyway, which I wasn’t. Anyway, there was this…
7. Huge Cable, maybe 4-6 inches in diameter running from the closet/cabin we were wrapping back to the Arizona, and we were debating about where to stop wrapping, or else we’d have to wrap The Arizona, too, which was out of the question.
8. My Friend Cert, who died about a year ago, and his high school girlfriend, Debbie, who we used to call…
9. Knapsack Annie, and upon whom I always had the biggest crush, which I wrote about once in a poem called The Rain In Her Purse suggested we just sever the connection, which we did, using this giant…
10. Jaws Of Life sort of contraption, which I wanted no part of because I thought I might cut off an arm or something, so I just stood back and watched and, when the cut was finally made, the cable made…
11. The Sound Of Enough Crows To Cover The Entire State Of Vermont, All Cawing Simultaneously, which seemed to go on forever, but finally faded when the cabin, having suddenly and spontaneously transformed itself into…
12. One Of Those Old-Time Flatboats you see in the history books, poling its way down the Mississippi River, floated away and everybody stood on shore, singing…
13. Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne.”

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Lots more really dreamy stuff at: THURSDAY THIRTEEN.

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