About a million wonderful things happened in the past 2 weeks. SO MANY THINGS. I’ll just list them in chronological order. Biggest thing: WE BOUGHT OUR HOUSE. The one we already live in. We are homeowners now. All I can do now is think about how I’m going to texturize that wall in my kitchen (the…
I tip-toe out into the blue-dark. Finally inhaling softer air. Inhaling like plunging into a lake with water the temperature of my own blood, like floating on nothing. Feeling the humidity on my skin.
The water in the air greets me like a dogs tongue.
The sky turns the color of peaches-in-brandy one way. Turns blueberry-pie-filling the other way.
I watch mosquitoes settle on my ankles.
Cicadas scream their dumb yawp in bushes and trees, looking for love but finding mostly tree bark and still-baking streets.
I stare up at my half-weary sky, the sparking stars and winking galaxies hidden behind the mist of relentlessly orange streetlights.
A draw a bottle to my lips: a cider that tastes like hibiscus and figs.
The light from the house is beckoning me to join the table. My friends are pouring wine and talking loudly.
Inhaling the last of Summer like a dream felt on the back of my neck in half-sleep. I turn around. I close the door. Join the party.