Auto light


And the light came. I was on my bike thinking of something else and nearly crashed straight through a rear windscreen.  I lost my footing but remained upright. The bike waited for instruction.

‘If you are going to stare at the lights you better have these.’ She gestured and handed him some sun glasses.

He took them and put them on. ‘Now I can’t see shit!’ 

‘Yes that’s the point! You won’t want to when the bloody lights start kicking off. You really don’t want to…’

He kicked a stone on the floor as the road beneath him was all he could see. He turned round and bashed his knee in to the car bumper. He winced.

‘What exactly are you on about and where are you from?’

‘Get some sleep now, you’re going to need it, believe me…’