Night Without Light

Iri Kopal

SHE:  Yes, yes, oh yes.

LOVER:  Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh.

SHE:  Yes-yes, yes-yes, yes-yes!

LOVER:  Mmmm, mmmmmmm, mmmmmmmmmmm.

HUSBAND:  I'm back early. I didn't think you'd be…

SHE:  Oh my god!
You're… back… early.

HUSBAND:  I… am.

SHE:  This is… my friend. And this… is my…

LOVER:  I know.

SHE:  …husband!

LOVER & SHE:   Oh my god!

HUSBAND:  And she… is my…

LOVER:  I know.

HUSBAND:  …wife!

LOVER & SHE:  Oh my god!

HUSBAND:  I'm trying, very hard, to be calm, to be reasonable.
I'll turn on the light.

LOVER:  Please, don't kill me.

SHE:  What?!

LOVER:  Oh, sorry. Don't kill… us, please.

HUSBAND:  Stop! Stop screaming!
I can't think.

LOVER:  About what?

HUSBAND:  I can't get a clear picture in my head.

LOVER:  Be calm.

HUSBAND:  I am. I just don't know what to say, I don't know what to do.

SHE:  Don't say anything. Don't do anything. Just go back out and come back in again:  Everything will be all right.

HUSBAND:  There must be…

SHE:  Shhhh… just go.

LOVER:  I don't believe it.

SHE:  Don't say anything. Just get dressed… quick!
Before he comes back.

LOVER: Why are you speaking with a British accent?

SHE:  Piss off, I have nothing more to say.

LOVER: Neither do I.

HUSBAND: Neither do I

SHE: Good, turn off the light and let's all say good night.

LOVER: Good night!

HUSBAND: Good night!

SHE: Goodbye!

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Iri Kopal
is an Israeli writer and imagist who currently lives in Vietnam


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