crazy dream…

He kept havin’ this dream every night…crazy dream…confusing…wake up in a cold sweat and then go back to bed…lyin’ next to his girlfriend who’d rub his back and tell him everything was o.k. …she’d kiss his forehead and hold him till they both fell back asleep…then the dream would come again…

In his dream he’d be at a fillin’ station out on Highway 30 headin’ east to the Ohio line where cornfields were startin’ to get knee high and the smell of alfalfa took over the air…it’d be daylight…plain to the eye…sun was out and not a cloud to be seen…sky was perfectly blue…this dream he had….

So…he held the gas nozzel in his hand…standin’ next to his old Ford pickup truck…rust at the hinges on the back gate…eaten away holes in the bed covered by straw and hay…he’d open the gas tank…unscrewin’ the silver cap…and then go to place the pump in the hole…but he never quite made it…not even close…

The man started sprayin’ the place down with gasoline…he sprayed it on the ground…on the truck…in the trash can…towards the buildin’…as far as he could stretch it he’d spray it till there was gasoline every where…a whole space soaked in gasoline…

And he’d realize how dangerous this was…someone could light a match…throw out a burnin’ cigarette butt…he held the hose and felt ashamed of his actions…fuel all over the place…and him just standin’ there while everybody ran for cover…ran from the man with the plan…

But…there was no plan…just confusion…just a scared sense of bein’…maybe he was ‘fraid of livin’ and never bein’ able to complete a task…perhaps he wanted to secretely put a fire to all that he came into contact with…or maybe…maybe it was just a crazy dream…

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