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He waxed on about politics and the latest This American Life episode

I nodded, although at points I was barely listening.

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We rose into a five o’clock night

I took a picture and captioned it, “This is what transnational loneliness looks like.”

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We drifted around the malls as if we had something to buy

Re-emerging from the air-conditioned world we found it had rained, and stopped.

I am the doctor with a diagnosis, the telegram that comes early in the morning, the six missed calls from your mom

Okay, that is really dramatic. I am not that important.

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Merle is a popular dog

Her short snout and desperate gaze make her abnormally irresistible to humans.

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Instinctively I feel self-conscious.

As though wearing colour was the mistake instead of just being a woman.

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I remember thinking that I needed this everyday forgettable object.

I felt like I worked to get this object and therefore moved it all over the country.

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Costco is always ready to remind you of the march of time, and they’re selling parkas now.

The lineup for checkout stretches down the side aisles well toward the back of the store.