Magnets

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MAGNETS

 

The magnets on the fridge spell out random short words

CAT

MOM

HAPPY

smears of peanut butter dried to some of the letters haphazardly lined up on the door

these magnets haven’t moved in three years

scared to remove them

scared to acknowledge what has been lost

CAT

MOM

HAPPY

the dollar store magnets start to fade

losing their hold

the plastic letters dropping

C     T

OM

HA    P

the noise as another one falls to the floor is deafening

more than cheap plastic hitting tile

T

O

HA

gathered as they fall into a plastic bag and locked away in a box

 

 

 

the fridge door is empty but outlines remain of the letters that lived there for years

no amount of polish will remove those shadows

you can barely make out the words but you can read the memories

cat

mom

happy

 

 

-Liz

 

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