Archive for September, 2014

Proud

September 18, 2014

Once upon a time I wanted you to be proud of me. Once upon a time I would have done anything to please you. I went with you you to another country because I loved you so much. I wanted to be the daughter you wanted to have. You were my role model, the kind of man I would have fallen in love with and married later on in life.Your fortitude and perseverance were admirable. I fell in love with a man that did not resemble you. I never regretted that love. I do regret not having you in my life anymore.

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The Bed

September 3, 2014

5 P.M. The large white mattress was on the sidewalk right by the curb. A white sheet covered it and the woman had her head pressed to her pillow. Her eyes were closed but when someone walked by, she would open them just a little. Tourists and locals looked at her while trying not to look. “Are we in Bangladesh or the U.S. with people sleeping on the sidewalk?” No one could answer the man’s question.