Telling: Streams & Logs

10 Things


  1. The way the world closed in under her low roof.
  2. The chill of her parlor.
  3. The burgundy on cream paisley velvet of the sofa.
  4. The smell of damp.
  5. How I've never seen her hair down before. How astonished I am by its dark lengths.
  6. How she struggled with the plug and still the lamp wouldn't light.
  7. How it didn't matter.
  8. The way her hands seemed to hesitate and forget.
  9. How she let out air in soft kind of reverse gasps.
  10. How suprised I was at the tears that rose when I told her of my loss. How they felt like her gift to me.