Sat. Jun 3rd, 2023

worms

ByEIC

Apr 16, 2023

i sit closest to the window with 

coffee in a mug that’s not mine 

to tell my roommates, but mainly my friends 

how sunny it was at eight a.m. 

when i went outside to move my car 

like summer! though not warm 

we welcome the birds back at last 

and our black cat sits behind me on our sill 

watching them intently, trilling 

wishing she could catch one til 

she’s sleeping sitting up 

addie’s laughing now 

though i’m disturbing her homework 

and the yellow roses in their vase — 

from friends who not only hear but listen and remember — 

beautifully dying 

together, taste daylight 

 

e.m.

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