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Quiet House in the Country

birds chirping, computer engine fighting to keep from overheating on my comfortable bed, constant hum in my ears, cars driving by, a truck coming to a stop and then speeding up again, my kitten cleaning herself, my kitten jumping on my bed to lay next to me, the faint spin of the dryer downstairs, a car horn, my fingers typing, the faint sound of a dog barking, my phone TING! a new message, my kitten now playing with the pen laying next to me...

ALEXANDRA HIRSCH