A Breath from Elsewhere
by Linda Jordan
Copyright 2011 by Linda Jordan
Published by Metamorphosis Press
A Breath for Elsewhere Photo licensed by Deposit Photos
Cover photo by Paul Aniszewski
I hated winter. And today was only the first day. I rushed through the downpour, my raincoat trapping in too much heat. Unzipping it, my face felt flushed. The streets filled with crowds in the dusky light. I pulled out my phone to check the time. Only 4:15 in the afternoon.
I ran for the bus, an express which would get me home on time, the doors slapped shut and it pulled away. I’d missed it by half a block. Damn. Stomping my foot, only succeeded in splashing cold water up my pant's legs. Still, I stomped again, wishing I had a life. The universe didn’t seem to feel I needed one. I disagreed.