With every snap, crackle, pop your first thought is not that you left the turntable on but that your turntable is haunted. When you finally get up to check, you forget which way the switch sways to turn on and off.
Halfway to town, it hits you he won’t be there.
Mistletoe is a parasite that stays green through the winter. The tides cause friction against the earth’s rotation. You and the others haunt the house for hours, passing through Wisteria glass and luminaria.
A whiskey neat and four empty streets later: the loud lock, the empty apartment, a single lamp left on in the living room.
longest night deer graze around the deer carcass
You’re rarely bothered, but after a city council rep in Wal-Mart’s automative tells you you’re beautiful, you try on your mother’s first wedding ring.
after the wreck 1% of the moon missing
You have trouble swallowing. Uncertainty has manifested itself in chest pains. Where will you be in a month? Six months? Milwaukee? Denver? New York? Alone?
test score percentiles snow begins to stick
You try not to ask him to repeat too many times. Which words are important? He sounds so distant. It’s your turn to talk.
night harvest 0% of the moon illuminated
After the first few nights, embrace the silence at 4am. Wake. Put him in the earth so the earth can try again.
we never met