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by Cole Meyer Read author interview September 19, 2016

art by Rachel Kuszewski

Every day I wake with a brand new lady on my small left. Every day I wake with my spouse around the right, and that i expect her to become yelling, to become angry, demanding to understand why I’ve been unfaithful, but every day she’s only ashes within an urn. Dust collects around the nightstand and so i know she hasn’t emerged at night, hasn’t taken one consider the lady in her own place and stormed off. I question, now, if this lady leaves. I consider making her pancakes, about sprinkling my spouse on the top which means this lady will end up a bit more like her. Maybe she’ll take her hair color, her name. Maybe she’ll absorb her recollections, absorb everything but her breasts and she or he is going to be my spouse, and healthy. I mark a tally with the dust, one for each night I should’ve rested alone.

About the writer:

Cole Meyer is really a recent finish the College of Wisconsin-Madison with levels in creative writing and classical humanities. He’s an intern and readers at The Masters Review. He tweets about writing and baseball @ColeA_Meyer.

Concerning the Artist:

Rachel Kuszewski is definitely an art student at College of Wisconsin Oshkosh, without any feeling of direction.