everything was ready and everyone was waiting.
there were lights being lit in the windows
as people sat watching television
or doing that thing where flames shoot out of the pan while you cook.
when everyone in the building happened to use his or her dryer
at the same time, well
things got dark very quickly.
it was then that they made their move,
coming very quickly from the sea,
making a sound like leaves rustling
which was easy to confuse with the sound of the leaves
rustling in the wind
right outside the window.