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DerekDerek taped the picture to the inside of his locker door. He touched the cheek of the woman in the picture longingly, and then slammed the door shut before anyone could see. The hall was deserted, but that did not mean someone wasn’t watching. Derek had learned over the years that there is almost always someone watching. He flung his backpack onto his shoulder and left the school grounds.
He decided to take the short cut home; double-checking that no one was following him as he turned every corner. He approached the window of a small, ranch-style house and he stooped down below the sill so no one could see him. He raised his eyes just above the windowsill and peered inside the house. No one was around.
“Good,” he said to himself.
Derek quietly opened the door and just as carefully, shut it behind him. He tiptoed down the hallway and into the master bedroom. Quickly, h
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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