Posts Tagged ‘family life Rubio’

The Scent

February 8, 2016

The Scent

The street is dark. It is still summer; the heat is nowhere near over. A woman and her dog walk together. They stop at a modest one-story house with a wire fence. “Can you tell what this is, Baby? It’s jasmine. This flower is jasmine.” A dog barks from inside the house. “Shush. Don’t make a fuss. It’s probably nobody,” a man says.

“It is somebody. It’s my dog and me.”

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Seeing You

January 31, 2016

Seeing You

I see them, those dogs running around behind the glass windows. I take their picture. I go back and take more pictures. It is you—it is you I am after. They are like you and I want a memory of them. It hurts me. I cannot live with them; I cannot live with them either. That is not possible. You are no longer part of this Earth.