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- Mystical Objects Part One My car stutters as I turn into my grandparents’ apple orchard. It’s a crisp September day, but the trees lining the dirt path reach out with bony, leaf-less limbs. Rotting apple cores sit decomposing in piles beneath the trees, and I roll up my window to avoid the stench. Headlights flash in my rear view mirror as my aunt’s Sequoia rides my ass into the front yard of the property where the path turns into a concrete parking lot. My cousin’s silver convertible has already claimed the first spot. She puts her hard cider on the porch banister and meets me halfway. I nod at the two story farm house complete with a wraparound porch and yellow porch swing. “It doesn’t look different.” “My mom’s been taking care of it. They’ve only been gone four days, but she’s cleaned everything twice.” My cousin, Vanessa (Ness for short) brushes her orange, flat-ironed hair back off her shoulders. She usually wears cute sweaters and leggings all autumn, but today she’s opted for light-wash, mom jeans and an old, paint-splattered sorority t-shirt. Ness and I are the only cousins out of ten who volunteered to help sort through our grandparents’ things. “Your mom’s here by the way.” My head’s up isn’t necessary as my aunt is already lugging a vacuum out her back seat. “Mom, there’s a vacuum in the house. We’re just sorting through boxes, remember?” Ness rolls her eyes, but her voice is soft and cautious. My aunt Meredith hauls the vacuum up the porch steps, ...
Latest Poetry Post
- High School Reuinions The corny black and gold “Class of 2014” decorations make me angry. It says it on the napkins, the plates, the stupid streamers. People I rarely talked to then much less five years later mingle over chips. It’s a bragfest. Got a good job. Got a house. Got a baby. Got married. I like my life. That’s not the problem. I search for one familiar face, one that I actually want to see, but the people I miss, I’ll never see again. Time stretches between us, an impenetrable distance without an arbitrary similarity to pull us back.
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