LIT1 Nikkie Yeh: Milk, Button, Trumpet
I sit in the kitchen, lips still feeling the buzz as I rest my trumpet on my knee. I feel quiet, but not quite calm. My eyes find the glass of cold milk on the table beside me. As I drink it down, I can see the old clock on the wall through the bottom, veils of whiteness revealing the hour.
You're not home yet, the trumpet's echoes sound from the white painted walls. I expected you an hour ago.
Will you come home to me?
I wipe my mouth on the folded red cloth napkin. I can hear the clock through the fading echoes of the "Saint James Infirmary" blues. The counterpoint of swingtime versus clocktime burrows into my reverie and I raise my eyes to the kitchen window, intermittently bursting with blown snowflakes and views of the front walk and the mailbox. You aren't on the path.
I let my eyes drop. Snowy footprints lead from the door to my chair; they stop between my feet. The prints are your size, I realize, as a button is pressed and my soul drops low.
I feel the frosty mittens on my wrists and fall.
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I really liked this, i wish there were more pencilsbso i could show how much i appreciatted the fleeting ephemeral quality of the artist's rush.
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