It’s quiet here

I turned off the external input…an hour ago? To do the resume. I didn’t notice at first, the sound of tires stretching to minutes apart. The cooler weather keeping human voices indoors, hushing insects; everyone in the building come home, had dinner, stopped thumping around. Silence.

I didn’t notice it until spell checking. Until finishing aligning and resizing to get everything to fit on the page. Until the words in my head went out. Silence save for the electric hum of the downstairs neighbors’ apocalyptic allergy ameliorator.

It is my favorite moment of the day to be awake, and finished, and silent. There is room now for the me held down all day by the heavy, sweaty enormous being of other people, to come up for air, and play in our dreams, and lay thick plans for tomorrow.

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