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Dreams 12/24/05: Aeon Flux Crawl 2010

Janet Kuypers
(poetry converted to prose)

    We were out of town, I don’t know for how long, and someone told us that we could stay at this other really cool house for another night if we needed a place to stay. You see, the owners of the house were out of town for at least another day, so it would be okay if we stayed there.
    Now, I don’t think we were actually allowed to stay there, so we had to keep the lights off and keep quiet.
    All I remember is being upstairs, and everything was open, seeing the floor-to-ceiling windows and seeing people outside (must have been neighbors enjoying the night air and partying outside).
    So I was crawling along the hallway floor, trying not to be seen, But I was being sly, crawling with my hands on the ground, but keeping the rest of my body in the air, you know, for ease of movement, I suppose, but I had to look like I was crawling around like Aeon Flux in that MTV movie (that wasn’t true to the cartoon storyline), crawling, but not touching the carpet, as if the pieces of carpet were like millions of individual blades of grass, laced with knives.
    But all I know is that I was doing this levitating Aeon Flux crawling thing to try to see around the house and not get seen
    But I thought people were far enough away, and we were told we could use the house, we didn’t break in, someone let us in, and I think I saw a jacuzzi in the back yard, so I went to tell you, so we could enjoy the hot water. But I found you, in the master bedroom bed, sound asleep.
    Of course, I’m crawling areound like Aeon Flux, and you’re sleeping.

Chicago poet Janet Kuypers
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