Me Today

Me Today

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It turned out we were truly at the Vegas of German spas

The balconied walls were frescoed to look like Italy and covered in fake flowers. There was a bar in the pool.

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A classmate I had years ago planted a seed in my heart: never sit with your back to the door

This classmate had worked as a negotiator of the anti-kidnapping department of the police for some years.

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This is how you fight when someone is concussed

The crunching was hurting his head. “It’s a chip,” I whispered.

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My fellow passengers were sleeping or working on laptops or reading through stacks of papers

I calculated the time I had spent commuting so far today, and thought about how long it will take to get home tonight.

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When I got to work I found time to call my mother to ask about little Mirna

She said she was okay, like always, but I think she lies sometimes so I can focus in my job.

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It was here, on the U7 line, that I saw her: the Celine Dion busker

She only ever sings that one song, to the same backing track.

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We’ll never know if he fell asleep with his foot on the gas or if he is merely an imprudent man

Every so often my mother would tell us stories about how the drivers would take green pills they called pericos to stay awake.