Thursday, February 25, 2010

Away

We are lying on our backs. There are a million stars around us and the river whispers from just over the crest of the hill as it rushes away to join the Snake just beyond the mountains. Behind us, the car door is open and the scratchy radio buzzes country songs from the 50's.


You roll to your side, head propped on your hand and look at me as I look away. There's Orion, I say; but you don't look.

There is a bottle of cheap wine that will give me a headache tipped over and seeping it's last pink drops onto the corner of the moth eaten wool blanket.


A breeze ripples the edge of my skirt. I hear you sigh and I know you are sighing because I am already gone. Whipped away on the breeze like dandelion fluff, I spiral unable to control my rise, unable to prevent my fall.

2 little kittens say Meow:

Lorrie Veasey said...

When you finally do it, I am so gonna read the book before seeing the movie thystle.

ps
you must mention me when you get your pulitzer.

kwr221 said...

tell us more!

I'm with Lorrie - I *always read the book first.