sheets

the white sheets
are crisp
as i enter
that is the first thing i see
well starched sheets
white
so white
the rest of the room blends
from the carpet
to the walls
to the ceiling
it all seems bland
but the sheets
stir me
i drop my bags on the floor
walk to the bed a few steps away
and one by one
take my clothing off
i place my fingers on the sheets
to find the edge
i find it
and pull it out
hands first
then one knee
then the other
then stretching my body out on the bed
i pull the sheets up
they are coarse on my skin
the pillow is soft
the pillow case heavily ironed
i roll over to my side to face the mirror on the wall
those that are trimmed in gold
they slide
from side to
side
in it i see myself in bed
alone
a small amount of sunlight
reflects in the mirror
it seems to be so bright
i turn and close my eyes
day i am not ready for
i do not want to face it
i try to forget
to get the thought out of my mind
no
its not leaving
my cell rings
no i am not going to answer
i get out of bed to see who it was
i rummage through my messy purse
pull out a cigarette
a light
and the phone
light the cigarette
and crawl under the covers
once more
in hand i see the number
shit
no
then the phone vibrates
a message
a text
“where r u i need 2 c u”
the phone vibrates again
“please”
again it vibrates
“i am sorry”
again
“i need 2 c u.talk.now.please”
again
“please do not shut me out”
i turn it off
i do not want any more of it
see it
here it
no more
i through it at the wall
and it bounces to the floor
its gone thank god
sheets pulled over my breasts
i cling into it
with cigarette in hand
the ash i know flick on the floor
and hold on to it till it burns out
i watch it until the last ember is out
then put the filer down on the side table
what am i to do
on my side
i try to drift off
but

sheets

Earhart Chappel Inc.   IPA

Jefferson, United States

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