Thursday, June 01, 2006

3 Days and 3 Nights

Children circle the bed... some waifish and emaciated, some fat and cherub-like. They look accusingly at me and the female to whom I'm making love, sitting atop me. She ignores the children. I try to make her stop and take notice. She won't.

The children begin chanting, "They don't want us." Their little grey faces shame me, and create a growing disdain in me for the female astride my body. She won't stop. Her face becomes distorted with an evil grin, and her eyes pierce me. I try to scream, but she shifts her weight onto my chest. No breath... I can't breathe!

I awaken in a cold sweat, sitting bolt-upright.

The children are gone, now. The room is dark. There is no woman in my bed. I breathe a sigh of relief. Realizing it's just after 3am, I flop back onto the pillow. I need more sleep.

I take a cigarette from the hand offering it. I light it. It tastes better than anything I've ever tasted in my life. OH NO! I've just broken my streak! I crush the cigarette. Maybe I just won't tell anyone I smoked it, and I can keep my streak.

No. Everyone will know, because I'm going around this thing for the second time. What thing? Why is it clinking? I'm WAY UP in the air! It cost 3 bucks to ride! I'm wasting my tickets on this ride. Tickets? They're blue. It's too short, but they let you go twice. Those people on the bungee thing are laughing at me. I'm going to lose my hat... my hat? My stomach is in my throat for just a second.

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. It's green. I'm hot. VERY HOT.

Now I'm awake, again. Sunburn fever is hell.

How you like that, SW?