clocks ticking; scraps of paper
with hopeful telephone numbers
next to a hospital bed
shaving before a date,
leaving your door unlocked at night
allowing children to grow up
hearts in jars
Mela Blust is a writer residing in rural Pennsylvania. She is an active member of many online publications. Her work is forthcoming in Abstract Magazine.
Painting Chicos en la playa by Joaquin Sorolla.