Eastern Standard Time; Japan Standard Time
wakes before her alarm does upright, she stares into the loosening dark now the
comforter reaching for the floor the bathroom light faucet turned the burn
of warm water winter skin towel tight above breasts arthritis stiff scrubs coffee overwhelmed into notcoffee anymore door obscured sunlight the keys the keys then back outdoors
her breath visible in the car the heater low hum Siri says I don’t recognize that
name Ma’ says how? Mikey my boy redial the phone rings until road erodes into parking lot the windows fogged she rolls them down
lets the silence out.