Cities and suburbs, real and imaginary.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

no emp shockwave

power went out all over town. morning twilight grew into a sunny, chilly weekday. car sirens went off like traveling alarm clocks.

i had been reading too much sci-fi, too much news, because i was at the window, waiting for someone to start their car. i wasn't scared, or anxious. i was merely thinking too much.

a woman on another street, visible from my sister's window hopped into her car, and flipped on her lights and drove away.

i told my sister that it wasn't an emp shockwave because people could start their cars.

she looked at me like i needed to get out more. which i do.

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