Monday, October 05, 2009

Everything Was Burning

Jesse says he woke up and everything was burning, but it is not the truth.

He sits up late at night and hopes he dreamed the whole thing, reading over the last note she wrote on facebook, wondering what woke him up because the fact is he was awake.

They asked him what happened, and he says he woke up and everything was burning. That is in the newspaper.

It was a moment.

He caught a glimpse of the plates in front of him, something with an L and a 4, and then he saw her face, which was smiling. Her eyes switched from his to the window behind him, smile still lost on her face. The book on tape was skipping. His dad punched the radio.

Late nights, he sits in front of the computer, missing her, wondering what woke him up.