probability vs. plot
1: the shortest story begins & ends with true love.
2: the absence of love is not nothing.
3: like that without
punctuation a desire
4: there had been many Daughters but now we were down
to almost one.
5: because her fear that everyone will see
her shame is less than her fear that no one can see
her at all. some part of her is always
elsewhere, exploiting her life for drama.
6: the dream is scratchy. warm. like brandy & a slow cigarette.
or a mind, trying to decompose herself.
7: perhaps she never had sex but she had teeth.
she had eaten meat. pure energy of earth, the rawest material.
8: on the other hand, the Daughter was a function
of herself, akin to heartache
or the green line time makes around the known universe.