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The Rearranged WomanThe Rearranged Woman
The face at the corner table in the café ... something about her caught my eye.
While I was trying to figure out what, she noticed me staring. She glanced away, then back.
And her look of recognition at me coincided with mine back at her.
She left the table she was sharing with a companion and came over to mine. “Tom!”
she called. “It’s been a while.”
“Tara!” I called in reply. I got up and held out my hand to shake hers. And now I was
staring even more.
“It’s all right if you don’t want to shake ... hands,” she replied, noticing my
hesitation. Her smile lost some of its warmth. “Some people get freaked out by it.”
I felt my face getting hot. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to—” And I took her “hand”
in both of mine, and shook it enthusiastically. Perhaps a little too enthusiastically.
For it was a foot, but it was attached to the end of her arm,
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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