22 Oct 2001
As kisses go, it wasn't anything out of the ordinary
The alkaline lips
Her fingers wrapped around my belt
She had to go
She took a step back in and then she started to smile
I heard a funny sound and everything seemed to shift

A crazy wail
The funny shudder of a bad magnetic event
A ghost ran through us
Moving like a shadow of a cloud
And I wasn't sure
I thought that something happened but I didn't know what
The moment seemed to fade
And I turned my eyes back to her
That's when I saw
I freeze the look of pre-alert and study it still
Her smile starts to loosen, her pupils yawn wide
And then she's blown from the face of the earth

There wasn't any wind
No noise, no nothing
Just a body jerked skyward
Limbs flailing like an unloved marionette
At impossible speed
Receding away like a far away dot
I can see her still, scream for help but no one answered
She was turning end on end looming like a long lost astronaut
I felt the summer air reclaim me
The chirp of a bird, the whisper of leaves
And I was frozen to the face of the earth

I never really knew the way she lived her life
I tried a couple numbers but they never called back
I didn't know her family or friends at all
With no one to call, and summer turning to fall, I gave up

It's been a couple years and I guess I'm fine about it
It's not like we were married it was three or four months
And nothing's really different
Though it seems like I've spent my life in planes
Which is kind of strange
But I don't know