June 23, 2015
Somewhere in Las Vegas are orange roses. Winters are harsh thereabouts, he once walked home from the bus stop wearing a thin shirt and a denim jacket--these meant "layers" where he came from. He learned that day that somewhere else, something could mean something else entirely. Then summer came, and he learned that it's unwise to leave the house on days when temperature hits more than 100. He met her by the house where the orange roses are. Whenever he passes by he stares at the flowers. "But you're" changes meaning if you make it "and you're," she said.