Christmas greenhouse

Walk to the greenhouse.

Sit near the heater,
enjoy the warmth,
Think of me.

Pull out an iPod and a notebook.
Smile as the plastic rustles.
Lean back and think of what could have been said

Keep leaning back and back and back
Yell in surprise while crashing into the heater.

Blackness and a growing awareness.

The yellow notebook is in the mulch.
The heater is on its side.

Get up quick
Stand the chair up
Lift the heater

What could have been said.

The iPod is face down beside the hard inner edge of a hard clay pot.

The screen is not cracked.

Sit in another chair
pull out the notebook and
write what you came out here to write

remember to tell your sister about what just happened
take notes

Walk into the greenhouse

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