"Numb

Forehead pressed flat on the table

Eyeballs straining, almost touching the

Cracked tile

TV sounds so loud two inches from my ear

Infomercials and Lifetime movies

Not the

REALity

At my back door

All chipped nails, porch swing secrets

Faded auburn eyes like

Worn in denim jeans

(your favorite pair)

But my biggest mistake all year.

'Where's the Rewind bUttoN?'"

9/11/2005 9:03pm