the green light

Above me there is a green light. Constant but small, inviting. At night, it opens its eye to look at me, watch me sleep, live with my nightmares.

Once, I took a stool to reach for it. Once. It burned me so bad I lost the feeling in that finger. I lost the fingerprint.

I intentionally burned off two others. The light convinced me it was a good step forward.

the green light, 2011


About blpawelek

Dad, hiker, writer.
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