Driving Dreams

I.
It's nighttime, and I 
Am in the back seat --
Suddenly realize there is no
Driver. How is this thing
Going? How are we not
Crashing? And where
Is the destination?

ii.
It's daytime, amid much traffic.
I am driving, swerving,
Worried about crashing
But narrowly averting 
Every obstacle -- until I arrive
Safely, somewhere.

iii.
Once again daytime, and I 
Am both inside and outside 
The car, seeing a busy 
Intersection. After some
Successful swerving, we
Crash, and I'm both
Dead and alive.

Did I mention I can't drive? 


This was inspired by / in response to Paula’s dream interpretation #10 at MLMM. I have driving dreams a lot, especially for someone who doesn’t drive in real life, and most of them don’t turn out well, or at least they are very stressful.

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3 thoughts on “Driving Dreams

  1. “Take me out tonight
    Because I want to see people
    And I want to see life
    Driving in your car
    Oh, please don’t drop me home…”
    [There Is a Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths]

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  2. How interesting! I wouldn’t think a nondriver would dream about driving! I imagine the same meanings apply regarding control or lack of, decision making, etc. I’m so glad you participated ❤️

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