Dream about seeing black smoke unfortunately draws attention to a lack of creativity, power or strength. It is not always about being first or finishing first. You feel trapped or that your life is too rigid and inflexible. Your dream suggests your insecurity, fears and sense of helplessness. You have a tendency to look down on others.
Seeing black smoke is sadly an admonition for failure in some work that you are attempting
You may be harboring feelings of guilt. You feel stuck with where you are at in life. This dream represents protection of some emotionally painful subconscious material. You do not want to face your feelings.