I Woke Up Dreaming (#poem)

I woke up dreaming
Eating ice cream
Like a little girl

She walked up to me lightly
She smiled at me brightly
And my big sister curls

He hugged me and squeezed me
As if he really loved me
It was so surreal

“I can’t get enough of you”
“Now that’s your second hug I’ve given, too”
Like a proud papa, he spun me around in a twirl

“No, no, no,” I say
I don’t need such affectionate displays
Not how I choose this story to unfurl

Once upon a time maybe
When I was as innocent as a baby
And believed this was how we could all truly feel