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The Best of The Week

I became the cat, lounging in the windowsill
meditating on the good things in life
and everything smelled like fresh laundry and sunlight

And then I returned and on the good days I cooked for myself
and it was good and I tried to feed everyone I loved.

I changed my sheets every Sunday
and put honey on my toast, across my lips and in my tea
I even put it on my scars and then, on the lenses of my glasses
I giggled out loud and said
“Everything looks so sweet”

I fell in love with everything that passed me
and everything seemed beautiful
I put on ten pounds and my cheeks moved more when I laughed
and it was a good thing.

I sat in the yard in Spring and covered every part of myself in mud
and cried
and then laughed when the rain washed me clean

Yesterday before the rain

I cut the grass,

filled the bird feeder

and moved two grey wooden lawn chairs


For a few brief moments

I pretended he was with me

happy that the sky was blue

happy that the small birds

were chirping in the bushes


As the clouds moved over us

I asked my ghost husband,

"why did you leave so…

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