What can YOU say in six sentences?
Tonight I will dream the characters of a story. They will circle my head and talk to one another as if I am not there. One of them will wear a starched white men’s dress shirt, but I will think she is a woman. Another will have thick brown hair, and will lean over me to make a point. Two of them will be quiet, but will sit close to the conversation, hugging their knees, their knobby ankles without socks, feet bare on the mattress. I will roll onto my left side, pull up the covers, and listen like a child, with little understanding, and faint memory.