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the nostalgia of a peanutEveryday I ride the bus home from work. No, not one of those big yellow busses and certainly not one of the short yellow busses either. Just one of your everyday, normal Metro transportation busses. Now this bus has, as most do, advertisements posted on the walls, where on charter busses one would have storage spaces. Well, today when I got on the bus, walked to my usual spot and sat down, I noticed a rather large amount of white off to my right. This disturbed me. I then noticed that it was not just a lot of white, the entire advertisement row was white.
Apparently, someone came up with the insane idea of advertising peanuts. No, not JIF or Skippy. Not even a relatively unknown peanut butter brand. No, the company running the ads was apparently titled something to the effect of The Society for the Promotion of Peanuts. They had come up with clever phrases like "Energy for climbing. Mountain or Corporate," and "Pot roast is comfort food. Let's see you fit that in your pocket." But what
five hour energyi suppose
last week was only an aftershock
of the earthquake you were before.
this place used to vibrate
with metal strings and melodic,
testimonies to life,
emitting coffee-scented moods
and the burn of it too.
i had memorized the
sounds of silence,
i couldn't help but relish it.
no longer had i known
the sounds of folk
and scent of mocha-
you became nothing more
than an echo of the laughter
i so desperately needed to hear again.
then the echoes got louder,
bouncing ferociously off the walls
to be made manifest
i walked into your room
expecting exactly what i found-
an unmade bed,
and an empty beer
(the one that you insisted you needed
just days ago).
i pressed my nose
into the pillow
for incense and cologne and starbucks
to penetrate my mind
and thinking fervently
i already know
what a clean sheet smells like."
how strong an aftershock can be,
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