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April 27, 2018
There would be a whole week when she'd dream of him. Usually, there is an element of waiting. One Thursday a woman cut the line at a Starbucks. An older lady called her out. They exchanged insults, and this ended with the line-cutter throwing mean-spirited comments at everyone else in the line. She did not get her coffee, no, maybe the shame got to her somehow. The coffee shop was silent after she stormed out. Then, tentative laughter. In this dream, she saw him in the corner, waiting for their eyes to meet. Waiting to smile at her.