It had been twelve years, and I swore I would never work retail again.
I am alone without Paris, even if I never had it. They didn’t tell me a state of mind can be lost. The universe didn’t offer a replacement.
I spent the whole night cuddled on the dog bed with her. Apologizing. Smoking cigarettes. Crying. And since dogs are better than people, she forgave me. But I never forgot.
All of nature is against me now.