Thursday, January 19, 2012


This one's about timing. About how, when the applications were in and the problem of money loomed large, the phone calls came: for a few extra hours, for an interview for a third job, for tentative hours for a third high school writing student. The calls came no later than the applications were in and exactly no sooner. Because this year, there's no planning ahead; there are not even whispers of shadows of things to come; there's just now--this evening's overtime, this morning's interview, the hopeful casting of wide nets on the promise that, yes, there will be something, and it will be good.

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