T'eyla Minh (teylaminh) wrote,
T'eyla Minh
teylaminh

inspired by random memory of this afternoon...

the typewriter stirred up ten years of dust as my fingers tapped away, and, scrubbing at it with an old, grubby toothbrush, i uncovered a hair. white, two inches long, tapered at one end, and pulled out root and all. something i hadn't seen for at least 11 months.

after the death, we cleaned; we hoovered the carpets, dusted all the surfaces thoroughly, and washed the bedclothes interwoven with littlewhitehairs, in an attempt to move on. and for two days after i heard him calling me from places where he wasn't, went to fill a bowl with food and wondered four hours later why it was still full...

but some spaces you can't purge. it's been a year since. how fitting that i find that particular relic this afternoon...
Tags: angst, nostalgia
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