Just roused from a deep, calm state of sleep
I'd been having a dream, unusual but pleasant.
Dreams this lucid and with features so symbolic
Always make me wonder what they represent.
I dreamt my puppy had gotten off his leash
And climbed into the car of a friend.
My pup stepped in for cuddles with the girl in the back,
Ignoring my pleas to come back to no end.
Surrounding their car was a camping tarp
Which concealed something so out of place.
It was serving as a shelter... around a pond!
Thinking of this brings a real smile to my face!
Their "camping car" was not their usual car.
It was a silver Volvo station wagon! Ultra vintage yet sleek.
Suddenly my kids were there too, hanging out in the back,
And my friend and I sat down at the pond to speak.
I submerged my feet in the pond-water,
My friend beside me did the same.
As we did, different turtles swam past our feet
And rose to the surface, again and again!
Then one turtle, different looking and more prominent than the others
Stepped out of the water entirely, for us to see.
Then like in a nature documentary, some voice-over announced:
"To witness this type of turtle step onto land is such a rarity!"
We remained sitting with our feet dangling in the water,
Both amazed to see a turtle so rare.
Then my feet began to get touched by I-don't-know-what, his feet or turtles?
But still, there we remained, without a worry or a care.
Then that was that! My dream state ended.
My eyes opened, and I slowly woke up.
What sense is to be made from secret car ponds, with turtles, I haven't a clue.
But thanks for taking us there,
My little dream-pup!