Hotel Daydream

I can still picture your face as it was when you described to me how I would pack up my bicycle, with all my belongings, and ride all the way to Savannah.

We were in a hotel room and, after only one night, you let me see you without seeing me. Your eyes were closed as we talked— or rather you talked, speaking your daydream aloud. I navigated my way through the covers to reach your lips, admiring the cleft in your chin, and loving the fact that you never opened your eyes as I kissed you, repeatedly, between each word you spoke.

Imagine me, moving to Savannah. Don’t put these ideas in my head if you don’t expect them to ever happen. I’m not as unfeeling as I may seem.

I should have never left that room, that bed. Part of me is still holding on. They say that sometimes the things that can take a lifetime to occur for some, for others take only hours. I’m not that flighty or romantic, but right now I’m trying to remember when and where I last saw my bicycle.

I guess the things we regret later never seem to be determining factors in the end anyway.

In a couple of months things will change more than they have in the last, and when all’s said and done, and I’m finally in front of you, will you remember that saucy girl who kissed you on the back of the bus?

I’m making a deal with fate. I’ll give up my ‘since thens’ for that moment in time, if you do the same with yours. See you in Savannah. I’ll be the girl in the aviator sunglasses riding the red bicycle.

© 2008 Alix Purcell

Hotel Daydream

Alix Purcell

New York, United States

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