Hanging out at Shaun’s apartment. Buffalo, New York. He’s in the shower; Holly & Avery are playing Sonic the Hedgehog; Aurora is asleep; I’m re-reading Payche in a Dress by Francesca Lia Block.
We played Candyland earlier, watched The Simpsons ate raisins and cereal and sandwiches filled with peanut butter and cheese. Comfort, sandwiches filled with peanut butter and cheese.
Plans to wander around Allentown, the neighborhood of Buffalo where Shaun lives, have been scrapped. Snow predicted, though it must know about the invitation. Rain earlier. Birds and church bells and the sounds a city makes when a city makes noise.
Ani Difranco plays Babeville later, which is why we’re here.
I hope seeing me factored into your decision to come, Shaun said.
We were in bed; Aurora was there, eating. Crumbs and strawberry jam in Shaun’s bed now. Pillowcases that smell like parenting.
Did I answer Shaun’s not-quite-a-question question by kissing him? I think I answered his not-quite-a-question question by kissing him.
M83 still, though Shaun is out of the shower and putting on clothes. Aurora still asleep. Avery & Holly still playing games. The sounds a life makes when a life makes noise.