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A June Morning Dream

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A JUNE MORNING DREAM

 

by Gadi Bossin

 

© 2014, Gadi Bossin

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End of June 2006

 

I awaken

A dream surfaces

 

 

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An elegant lobby

Black marble floors

Fine furnishings

Framed paintings on the walls

 

 

 

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A young woman

A smart two-piece

Gray pinstriped

Business suit

 

 

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Strides toward me

A spiral staircase

To her left

 

She smiles

Annie’s smile

 

 

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A Persian Afro

Soft curls

 

Older now

Late twenties

Early thirties

 

I think

Lovely

 

 

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Now

Right here

Standing

Open-armed

 

 

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I advance

Squeeze her to me

Feel her

Squeeze back

Feel

Our embrace

All those years ago

 

 

 

 

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How long?

 

Annie

Still petite

Just like

Back when

We tried

To say

Goodbye

 

 

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March 1971

Thirty-five years

 

I am

Younger

Lighter

Now

Than

In years

 

 

 

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We step back

Take each other in

Head to toe

Back up again

 

 

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Come together

Once more

Hold on tight

A minute

Two minutes. . . three

 

 

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A buckling

Of knees

She falls

Slips

Through my arms

To the black marble

 

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I crouch

Hold her

Hold her up

Annie

I say

Annie

Her eyes

Wet

Brim

 

 

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She says

Do you . . .

 

Remember?

 

I nod

Say one word

 

Unforgettable

 

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She says

Unforgettable?

Me? Us?

 

I nod

Whisper hoarsely

Yes. You. Us.

Every day

 

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Annie touches

My cheek

 

It’s all right

It’s okay

 

I take

Her fingers

In my hands

Kiss them

One by one

 

 

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She says

I have a good life

You do, too

I know

 

 

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Once more

Steady

On her legs

Annie rises

To her feet

 

 

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Ahuvi

She says

In Hebrew

(She remembers)

I must go

 

 

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She backs away

Floats

 

 

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On my knees 

Arms empty

I reach out

 

A sad smile

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The spiral staircase

The black marble

The fine furnishings

The framed paintings

Fade

 

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Annie’s gone

 

Annie

I cry out 

 

Dooset daram

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