not a lot is new. the horses are running at Belmont this weekend.
the sound of bug spray reminds me of you. which is funny.
I’m seeing a ton of skunks when I walk home at night. they really
do seem warm-hearted. I shared a car with Esther and she told
me I smelled like her high school orchestra. Rishi kissed my
shoulder after we went dancing. it feels like there’s always
some equinox about to happen. “littered with equinoxes.”
difficult to stay excited for them. the best part of the clams
were the garlic cloves cooked soft in the butter. there are scientists,
I don’t know which kind, that say in 50,000 years Niagara Falls
will erode away into Lake Erie and in 500,000 the Badlands will
flatten “like peaches in the bottom of the bag.” could you imagine?
how good it will be to have died so long ago and feel like ourselves again.
A. R. Zarif is from Chicago and a current MFA candidate at Brown University.