Red fox

Our eyes met at the same time, both of us intruders in one another’s lives.

I looked out the window, sleep still in my eyes, and froze. Likewise, his gaze caught mine. Frozen, he looked in at me from the backyard, a nocturnal creature caught staying out late. We both stared at each other – studying one another – frozen in our surprise. Him at me, and me at him. A single pane of glass separated our respective worlds, and before those worlds could collide, he jogged out of view and back to his solitary world.

I had disrupted his morn. He had enlightened mine.

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