the view from across the street

i think this was one of my first recurring dreams
i stood across the street from my house in the middle of the night, which was strange
because i almost never walked on that side
the harsh orange lights lit up the street, and everyone's porch lights were off
surrounding mine and my neighbor's house were a huge chain of burglars and guards dogs
they all had ski masks on, and every time i would try to get near my house one of the dogs would charge at me
only until i ran back to the sidewalk would they stop and run back to the burglar that was holding their leash