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In 100, by Chris on November 8, 2018 at 12:23 am

Harvey, if you could hear these coyotes— 

I’m in the room where I grew up with the lights off and the blinds open to an ebony night. Faint spires of light are on the spines of my books. All day I’ve been haunted by the image of your room’s door—you were in there in August, when I visited your dad. I came by several times. Your door stayed closed. I sensed your sequestration in there, the door’s shutness. 

I want silence to fully feel my shock, yet these coyotes yip, yodel, taunt, tease—I think you’d crack your grin.

  1. I’m sorry.

    And I love the image of a door having a quality of shutness

  2. “the door’s shutness” is why i cry and i didn’t know it until you wrote it

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