Type to Compose


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– DaHv


Type to Compose


His name popped up on your screen, message: hey, you.

Shoulders shrugged, knees brought to chest, you swiveled

your chair to the left. I leaned back. Feet parted, hands on

thighs. You leaned forward. Thumbs on spacebar, pinky

pushing on “Shift,” ring finger tapping exclamation points.

Your typing sounded like a trot, pressing down “Shift,”

less than sign and three. How many hearts must one have?

I swiveled my chair to the right, stared at my screen:

a blank document, blinking cursor, the time: 9:15.

I wouldn’t mind unclipping your key chain from your belt,

or carrying your backpack to the car. Your car, parked beneath

the oak tree, across from the gates. I’ll unlock your door, pop

your trunk, twist on the engine. Brake lights are

popped blood vessels on the tar. No need to call me

when you get home. Your radio will speak to you

on the highway; murmur a bass line, giggle

guitar riffs: a nervous habit. I have nothing

to say that you haven’t already heard.

The time: 9:30. He must be typing.

Your grab your phone and text me:

“I love you.”

Don’t worry; he gives me laryngitis, too.




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