Basement III

Jennifer…! Your father and I need
to talk to you.

Shit! she whispers
maybe too loud. That’s my mother!

Jennifer, is there someone
downstairs with you?

Hide! she snaps. Of course
there’s nothing to hide behind,
and the stairs are already creaking.

Well, I say. Looks like I get
to meet your mother at last.

She grips my hand.
She’s better to start with than…
and I’m in front
of the couch, and Jenna’s hand
is gone.

Somehow,
I have to get upstairs.

Added: March 31, 2013 | Last changed: February 14, 2015