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Life ExpectancyShe manufactured him from whatever fragmented memories of men the computer still held, sick of the same old war stories her cat tells. A magazine in the archives, she believed, was the reason he was always smoking. It was easy, really; a bit of electrostatic in the glass percolators that littered her house, some old magic, some science. On foil the clouds of smoke would churn, she fed the mixture whatever she could piece together from the remaining records and the only boy she'd ever known. A shot of black market brandy and she breathed into it days of constant regret to substantiate the smoke into something she could talk to. Weeks of agony ensued, each day the strange gravity in her stomach growing more like grief. She began craving odd things; raw sparrows, gold like blood on her tongue. Occasionally her bones would ache like she ached for her mother.
Finally, one day when she believed the horror and the hollowness in her body might survive her, he was born, the soft arrogance in hi
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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