a list of things

tasteless blueberry muffin

the scrape of a chair on a hard floor, also the sound of an empty container

a punching bag

a photograph with handwriting on the back

a window to look through and around other people (looking elsewhere) to another window to a face looking into yours

cake with ice cream and a strawberry

new shoes

sugar in packets

undefinable ripple of tension from the lizard brain curdling the skin and turning spastic the muscles of the heart

a cup of coffee and the ring it left behind


the firing of nerve into nerve into nerve into nerve in the hippocampus (seat of memory) shaped unlike anything you've ever seen but maybe deer antlers or also a wishbone

a napkin, folded