The Bath



I will finish my book with a glass of wine.

The bath water isn’t quite warm enough.

Forgot my glasses. Can’t read.

Getting cold. Hunker down. Can’t reach wine. Don’t really want it.

Outside cat rhythmically howls. Howl. Beat. Howl. Beat. We are separated.

Teen. Frigid air rushes in. “Mealworms in the pancake mix.” (Where those moths came from.) Teen shuts gaping door.

Howl. Beat. Howl. Beat.

Try answering each howl.

Howl. No. Howl. No! Howl! Howl!

Howl. Beat. Howl. Beat.




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