Moving into a New Apartment

We’re painting our lives onto this fresh canvas. We’re eating fresh produce: tomato steaks, watermelon, corn. Summer is a dotted blue line running downhill into September and pumpkin pie. Hold hands and plunge.

Then we will string summer out to dry from our cellar ceilings, lace our boots, button our fall jackets. We’ll ride our bikes into town for spiced chai and miss the way summer hung plump around our middles, beaded around our foreheads. Remember?
Remember hanging woodcuts and intaglios from string, like clothes out to dry? And lamps, and wooden shelves, and the microwave. And humidity.
Remember how this summer, like every summer, has changed everything.

2 Replies to “Moving into a New Apartment”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s