April 27, 2022
Forgetting where the car is parked
means something important left undone.
The structure deflated like punched dough
means vulnerability and self-blame.
The taxi that makes stop after stop for hours
is the same as the airport with no signs:
what made you think you had any control
over where you're going or when you arrive?
The suitcase that won't hold everything
means the same as the one left behind.
The empty hot tub at the top of the house
is ambiguous, but skylights mean hope.
None of these statements accord with any school of dream (or poem) interpretation I know. I'm also not sure how I feel about placing any single interpretation on a dream or poem. But both are worth holding up to the kaleidoscope, turning them to see what we learn from how the shapes (re)align.