at midnight my phone started to ring,
I looked at the screen and it was my mom.
she asked me if I was awake;
was my headache gone?
I told her my head feels better,
and that I was up.
“could you come downstairs?”
she wounded worried, very weak.
I walked down to her room and sat on her bed;
“you okay?” I asked.
she said, “I had a nightmare, I woke up feeling scared, and really sad,”
“I was at a movie theatre with my mom and dad. She went inside without waiting for me, I yelled for her to wait but she went inside without me. So I went inside, I looked around for her and I couldn’t find her. I kept asking around to see if people knew where she was and none of them answered me and just looked at me and laughed. Someone told me she was on the 5th floor so I went to find her and realized the theatre was a haunted house. I left to wait outside and her and dad finally came out. I asked her why she didn’t wait for me and she didn’t answer me. Mom and dad held hands and started walking away from me, towards another door; I reached out but a big white dog appeared in front of me and started to growl and wouldn’t let me pass or walk towards them. I reached my arm around again and called for them but they never looked back. And then I woke up.”
I just held on to my mom’s hand while she told me.
my mom got quiet.
then she asked “do you think…”
her hand tightened around mine.
“do you think grandma left?”
my breath caught in my chest.
i don’t know.
I told my mom she should visit grandma after her morning prayers.
“I’ve never dreamt of mom, she’s never appeared in my dreams.”
I hope it’s just a nightmare.