When you lose someone

the earth changes in a way that you might hardly notice, but you feel it. Like those pictures in the puzzle books with 6 things that are different. The world keeps rolling, people are still brushing their teeth. It can be sunny outside with storm fronts moving in on the subway. Emptiness can wake you up at night. You can be so full without even eating it will send you to sleep at supper.
I open the fridge and close it. Avocados are hitting their prime in there and walking right on through to past it. Asparagus are sending out shoots from their spears, in the garden.
It sounds absolutely silent.
I am happy for the people that make ice cream.

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