Psychologists have gone mad and took over the black market. Now you can hire a professional to change your brain. Want to forget about your ex? Give them a few meetings. Want someone to fall in love with you? Take your own psychologist to a bar with you and let them do the work. Want to destroy the government, but you are too afraid to do so? They are just waiting for your call.
Come to think of it, Mike does have one distinct advantage over James: Mike’s still breathing.
I swear, sometimes I can see the shadow she casts… And then I nod at the chair, as though she were really present, and get back to writing.
“Even if I knew
That this would end in heartbreak,
I work do it over and over again.
‘Shifting times, Goldenrod.’
No shooting, no screaming, even the animals have fallen silent, as if the world were holding its breath.
The ashes fly out from all their hands – floating on faith, floating on love – blessing the ground.
I promised, “I shall wait.”
“That’s the thing with patterns.
They are stubborn.
Even when we decide to break our…