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MemoriesOne of my earliest memories is sitting on the back step with dad, devouring a large bowl of freshly picked loquats. The tree dominated our yard, and provided shade, food, and amusement. That tree is now gone.
So many things have changed since then. Childhood amusements, all gone. The almond tree was an old favourite. It was short and sturdy, and for years I begged Dad to put a treehouse in its branches. Well, he did his best; a flat, square piece of balsawood, and a small ladder. He suggested that if we wanted walls, we should glad-wrap the tree. I lost interest, and the wet weather soon rotted the wood. The tree stood there for years, even after he was gone. Eventually my mother cut it down. It was in the way.
There were other things, but I'm not sure whether they were just a dream, or whether they actually existed. There used to be a carpet of violets just under the roses, and between the pear and apricot trees there was a patch of really leafy things. I'm really not quite sure what
five hour energyi suppose
last week was only an aftershock
of the earthquake you were before.
this place used to vibrate
with metal strings and melodic,
testimonies to life,
emitting coffee-scented moods
and the burn of it too.
i had memorized the
sounds of silence,
i couldn't help but relish it.
no longer had i known
the sounds of folk
and scent of mocha-
you became nothing more
than an echo of the laughter
i so desperately needed to hear again.
then the echoes got louder,
bouncing ferociously off the walls
to be made manifest
i walked into your room
expecting exactly what i found-
an unmade bed,
and an empty beer
(the one that you insisted you needed
just days ago).
i pressed my nose
into the pillow
for incense and cologne and starbucks
to penetrate my mind
and thinking fervently
i already know
what a clean sheet smells like."
how strong an aftershock can be,
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