I should be sleeping.
Caitie is putting the dishes away,
Sarah has forgotten about the eggs boiling on the stove.
I know this, because I can hear her talking in the shower.
Kate is in California, drinking spiced cider
and wearing red lips for the last day of
October. We remind each other of summer.
I should be finishing my midterms.
Laura is sleeping, quiet quiet.
Fish is cleaning up from the bonfire
we had earlier.
Miriam is in California. Eating Filipino
food her dad made, I can almost hear
her laugh from here.
I hope she won’t be mad when she finds out
I pushed the airconditioner out the window.
It was so cold and I haven’t had a voice for
I should be going now. It’s getting late,
I am still sitting on the couch near the front door