“How strange, to spend this time with someone, to sit in such close proximity and rarely speak but for the occasional pleasantries. Excuse me, I’m sorry, might I…Often I fell asleep without meaning to, struggling to keep my eyes open, waiting to hear the scratch of their beaks. I woke without Dave next to me. I could hear him in the kitchen. The fridge door opening and closing, opening and closing. My leggings and socks were splayed on the floor, curled around each other like small animals suckling a mother.
I pulled dried flowers from the pillowcases. Dave’s and my own. They still had a little moisture in them.”
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