The dream vault

She said,
think of the number you first thought of
and then subtract it from the number I gave you!

who’s she kidding? I can’t even remember my name,
and don’t know why we started this game and then she
asked for the answer, for the sake of argument, I said
forty-seven
which to my amazement was correct, well, call me old
fashioned, but I think she fancied me, wanted the next
dance with me, then I woke up and it was five fifty-three
which wasn’t a number I’d thought of.

© 2021, John Smallshaw.