detailing the laptop

stories rise & walk away
as I run the cotton swab
between the keys

stories that stopped answering so long ago
when I whispered & listened

I run a damp cloth over the screen
& a character can finally see
the author of her wretched grief &
knows now that all of her hurt
was only for the sake of fiction


2 thoughts on “detailing the laptop

  1. I can only say that I love this and what it means to me; I can’t show it. For the sake of fiction, I’ve done terrible things. Committed crimes, hurt people ruined the world. I hope my characters aren’t watching, but if they are, I don’t blame them for anything.

    Thanks for writing this.

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