May 7th, 2018
The sound of her screams woke me up.
As I blinked my eyes and glanced at the time,
It was 4:15 and I wondered if it was all a dream.
She yelled again, my name clear and concise.
So I grabbed my phone and ran up the stairs.
Squinting as I’m harshly greeted by all the light,
Her screams vibrating through the house.
I looked around at the alarming sight,
All the lights turned on and the door wide open.
I ran up the next flight, my fears creeping in.
As I rounded the corner and approached their room,
My heart sank into my stomach.
I watched her rhythmically push on his chest
And heard the voice on the phone confirm the nightmare.
Back down the stairs I went
I opened the door to hear the sirens
And directed the traffic to his body.
I followed them up and grabbed her arm as they began to work.
Time stood still as we made the calls,
And before I knew it an hour had passed.
The detective sat down to deliver the news
But she already knew the truth.
My hands went cold and my body went numb
As I realized that my worst fears just came true.