Holding On

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She takes hot showers despite the humidity. On the fogged mirror, her finger writes messages to him. When she opens the window, the vapor mingles with the air outside, like their intertwined bodies on clandestine nights, ages ago.

The messages on the mirror slowly disappear, like he did.

 

21 thoughts on “Holding On

    1. mixedbag Post author

      Thank you so much for reading, Sue! I’m sorry I haven’t caught up with the latest on your blog. Just got busy with life 🙂 Hope you’re doing well.

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      1. Sue W

        Life gets us like that from time to time. I’m really well thank you Hema, hope all is well with you. I’m trying to remember where you moved to, was it Japan? Are you still there?

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  1. Laura

    This is beautiful. The present-tense amplifies the ephemeral qualities of the message and their relationship. I also like how the message remains secret, like their relationship was.

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    1. mixedbag Post author

      Thank you, Laura!I’m glad the “secret” bit came through. I had this whole long winded thing about her real life outside the bathroom. Too much to fit into 48 words 🙂

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