He claimed we were in love and I do remember some moments of happiness.

Why do you think people are afraid of the things they're afraid of? The exact things, I mean.

I knelt in the sun. Dismantled their nativity scene. Faced the background.

Meanwhile, the body is flown here and there. I thought I could cash in my Greenpoints for a hundred-dollar gift card, but only had enough for the ten.

Missing the person, you can't control that. I bought onions for a meat sauce and a bottle of Merlot.

Everybody had questions.