Maj and Kallan and I are in the midst of a mostly unsuccessful trip to Target in which we are not buying what we came for because I am an idiot and stopped with the girls at a better higher-priced store to look at the items the girls wanted before we came to Target …Standing in a bullseye
Once upon a time at a fundraising auction, I won a bunch of things, the word “won” being a euphemism for I got drunk and insanely competitive and kept bidding everybody up because no way was I going to lose because losing is for losers.
“Losers” being a euphemism for people who did not …Sliced rectangle of night
It was all so long ago.
I wear my past like a necklace . . . spectred evanescent adornment.
I wear what was with bitter pride.
What was is no more.
A ghostly necklace . . . bits of sparkle and darkness and mist and smoke.
A string of caustic crystals . . . …Clouds below clouds
A little moment today.
A single moment.
I spent the afternoon and evening at the girls’ school.
A celebration of the end of the school year and of . . . an end.
The girls’ school is being shut down.
Maj is headed off to Junior High next year.
Kallan is headed …Liminal moment