It is Wednesday. We think we have learned what she came teaching, the patience of conversation, the flowering brush that can be coaxed from the least likely question. I think, This must be how real people do it. Hearing aids, insurance claims, and house repair. Logistics. I sleep well enough after, with nothing at all roused. Soon this exercise will be done. We will fall back into more practiced rhythms, long pools of unspeaking, the light that moves between leaf and water. A person might fall for a shy dog.
Telling: Streams & Logs