The topic about which I agree to speak can only be discussed at a certain hour and under certain conditions, to wit: while bleary-eyed, and at an airport gate, and at a volume that begins to attract the tentative interest of drowsy security guards on graveyard shift. You are not here; you are on a plane, and the urgency lies in your increasing physical distance pulling you irrevocably out of the figurative orbit that describes our mutual regard.

Candace Nimms
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