From the collection The Immediate and No Sooner, 2021.
These Snippets are from 3/20/20. You can see the real-life images at the end of the typed-out Snippets section.
Tell me You don’t care
and the deep voice
underlined the words
strangers at the table-
one meant to catch a bouquet of poison
here in the house
It’s a big city I realized
I closed the book.
4 thoughts on “Snippets 259-262”
These are all great. #261 is very poignant. I imagine an abandoned home reflecting on its final farewells. #262 speaks to something I recognized about myself a few years ago: I am no longer a city person. I have no desire to ever live in a city again even though I once loved doing so.
I’ve seen quite a few abandined homes in my time, of course, and I think every one of them is feeling sad at what it has come to, no matter how it happened. And I never lived in the city, and I never wanted to. Even thinking about it – no. I would certainly close the book. But living near a big city? Always.
Strangers at the table one is my favorite!
You can see I read a lot of crime fiction.
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