janitorial dreams

drifting into sleep

i sometimes startle

wide awake to avoid

swerve into oncoming traffic

or drive off mountain curve

but in deeper dreams

in public places i

desperately search

for a clean restroom

to find only stalls with

unhinged doors and

plugged toilets



Linking to Lillian’s prompt at dVerse on dreams…mine being less than poetic.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. janicead
    Feb 04, 2020 @ 10:16:25

    Those restroom dreams will jolt me awake. Especially if I have successfully found one. Willie make it.


  2. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Feb 02, 2020 @ 08:31:41

    Dreaming of rest-rooms makes me remember my youth when I wetted my beds… πŸ™‚ The dreams about driving is so very arresting and scary.


  3. purplepeninportland
    Feb 01, 2020 @ 14:54:52

    I have had that restroom dream. Very peculiar.


  4. Becoming His Tapestry
    Jan 30, 2020 @ 20:22:30

    Scary dreams πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


  5. lillian
    Jan 30, 2020 @ 13:40:07

    Oh my gosh Lynne…..I wish I was a psychologist who could analyze dreams….I wonder how these would be analyzed. The first one….about swerving into traffic or coming to a mountain curve reminds me of dreams I have that absolutely JERK me awake. My whole body twitches…or sometimes I’m dozing and I suddenly feel like I’ve missed a step going down steps and my body jolts awake. I’ve had the feeling I think you’re describing here.
    I must admit, the restroom one has never come to me. But I do have a phobia about using public restrooms…..TMI but will share it here….I have very strong thighs as I never actually sit on a public john πŸ™‚ TMI….but your poem dragged it out of me, Lynn! πŸ™‚ Glad you posted …. and I LOVE the title, especially when related to the end dreams mentioned here!


    • lynn__
      Jan 30, 2020 @ 13:45:14

      Thanks for your comments…and revelation, Lillian! I’ve wondered too what this means psychologically as I’ve had similar dreams more than once. I was afraid of TMI so ended my poem without further detail.


  6. Frank Hubeny
    Jan 30, 2020 @ 09:56:30

    I can imagine the frustration in a dream searching for a clean restroom or perhaps any restroom.


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