Bills swell in drawers. Not-so-friendly emails hum.
Only take-out this Thanksgiving.
News blasts more death. Fracas.
But dusk falls, deep purple and pink, mingling with tender, bare branches and snow.
I step outside, plop into vast whiteness.
Coldness and color whisper welcome. I feel traces of dirt beneath.
Yash Seyedbagheri is a graduate of Colorado State University’s MFA fiction program. His stories “Soon,” “How To Be A Good Episcopalian,” “Tales From A Communion Line,” and “Community Time,” have been nominated for Pushcarts. Yash’s work has been published in SmokeLong Quarterly, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Write City Magazine, and Ariel Chart, among others.