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The Last Date
Will walked down Market Street with ease in his stride. It was a Friday evening, and his new job had made him wary. He had no money for a car, so, everyday he traveled two miles by foot to get to his work. He lived in a small apartment meant for two, for when his girlfriend would finally move in, but, alas, she had not.
Will loved his girlfriend with all of his heart. His biggest fear was that she did not love him, but when fears such as this got into his mind, he shook them away. The gloom the shadow of doubt casts is a big one, but an avoidable one for most. As Will arrived in his apartment, he picked up a picture, like he did everyday when arriving home, taken three years ago of him and Claire. It depicted them hugging by a beach in Southern California on Claire's twenty first birthday. He wished Claire was with him that night, but, he knew he would get to see her tomorrow as he did every Saturday, so he smiled for what he had.
Despite his lack of money, Will did have a laptop. Grow
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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