after falling asleep researching airstreams for sale, i dreamt that i met my soul mate. i sat down next to him in one of the last seats on a long bus ride to an unknown destination. it was hot and sunny. he was singing some billie holiday song and i joined in, thankful that his music was loud enough for me to hear through his headphones because somehow i’d forgotten to charge my mp3 player. we fell in love instantly, but only for a few hours. he became my best friend in a matter of minutes and he pulled me so close to him that our skin stuck together. i guess i said something to him, it was a blur, and he looked at me with disgust, moved seats, and later was nowhere to be found and i was alone. i had a perfect 3 hours with this man and was left with this terrible loneliness and ache for his company. who is he? where did he go?