Noses pressed to windows
Hearts pounding
Nervous laughter
Silently watching for movement
Gentle light reflecting off windows
“I see him” someone whispers
A number is dialed
“He’s jumping the fence”
Eyes peek over the ledges
Has he heard us?
Someone jumps to another window
“He’s over here!”
Angry rustling of leaves
Echoing in the silence of night
Cops arrive
Bright lights
Branches breaking underfoot
He runs
“Over the fence!”
Urgency bolded by the whisper of the yell
And he’s gone
Followed by men in blue