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The Time Traveller’s Wife

Posted: February 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

“ Long ago, men went to sea,
and women waited for
them, standing on the
edge of the water,
scanning the horizon for
the tiny ship. Now I wait
for Henry. He vanishes
unwillingly, without
warning. I wait for him.
Each moment that I wait
feels like a year, an
eternity. Each moment is
as slow and transparent
as glass. Through each
moment I can see infinite
moments lined up,
waiting. Why has he gone
where I cannot follow?
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time
Traveler’s Wife



Posted: February 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

Alone with the nocturnal sounds, he slept on,
As the angry relentless wind sliced through the night, he slept on,
Amid the howling of a hungry dog, he slept on,
And the violent wind carried his mumbles in the opposite direction swallowing them up in the black darkness,
He slept on.
The night drifted on.
The distant murmur and clutter of indistinct voices did nothing to alter his dead sleep,
The clinking of blue high-heeled shoes that steadily climbed up his stairs drew him even deeper into his slumber,
The creaking of his bedroom door as it slowly swung open made him smile at the nonsensical dream he was having,
He sighed.
He slept on.
The cold tips of slim fingers as they touched his face, youthful in sleep slowly woke him up,
He opened his drowsy eyes and slowly started with the ankles,
Dragged his gaze slowly up,
Paused at the narrow waist,
The fitting blue dress that covered a slim body,
His gaze took in the gleaming blade at her goddess hands,
The wicked dancing of her equally wicked eyes,
He registered dimly the rapid beating of his heart,
And as the blade sunk in his chest,
He slept on.