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Cracked Aurora

It’s been a minute
He left almost a week ago
And there’s been nothing
In the papers
Some text
Curt, instructive, transitory
An aurora of significance
Shimmering unformed and gone
Almost a week ago
Will the patio now remind me of him?
Cold not quite bitter concrete
Cracked sunshine and pinup girl
Mexican restaurant
Every time I see her smile
I’ll think of him
Perhaps every smile is a reminder
An item on your daily to-do list
She smiles and you check it off
Complete, satisfaction
A concrete example of an unformed
Each minute
Each week
Just a smile bringing it back
The phone call
The aurora
The life over