Saturday, December 5, 2020

Falling Asleep On The Train

The last thing you see when you fall asleep on the train is the book you’re reading. You don’t even really see the book in the way you normally see stuff when you’re not falling asleep on the train. You’re looking at the book, eyes sliding across the page like you’re putting words in your brain, but you’re not actually reading, not in any meaningful sense, and then you’re thinking of something else, dreaming it, actually, and your eyes have closed without you even being aware of it. 

If you’re lucky, the book almost falls out of your hands and your eyes snap open in a blind panic a few moments before you pull into the station, and you stumble off the train and back out into the world.

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