#NPM2018: Prompt 19

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2 thoughts on “#NPM2018: Prompt 19

  1. Dave’s Double

    I never knew I wanted you
    but like with most best things
    you found me.

    We could be alone together.
    That was new.

    I remember your last day.
    The girls all left town because they couldn’t handle it.
    (Of course, I couldn’t, either. But sometimes that’s the gig.)
    You didn’t know different,
    but I kept the windows down.

    And there was the special trip to Wendy’s,
    where I bought a big ol’ combo
    that I didn’t eat.
    You did.
    Happily.

    And the windows were down again as
    we set off
    a short trip
    strip mall
    string the parking space along
    extra lap around the block
    they left us alone together
    shaving
    a little push they let me give

    And then silence. Stillness.
    Alone by myself.

    You live now in a box moved twice from a
    buffet in the dining room to a cabinet in the basement guest room.

    You live other places, too, but those’re the weirder ones.
    Those’re the ones I remember first.

    — Bud Hunt
    April 20th, 2018
    https://www.evernote.com/l/AAE1yw3UOXdHq5GIfnQns73J14qvIcieDgA

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