It's only Tuesday

My blue dress and black tights and poet boots and green and white stripey cardigan isn’t as twirly today. My dress sticks to my tights when I walk. wadded up like toilet paper when you wad toilet paper. It inches higher and higher on my thighs. I walk like a little girl tugging a wedgie.

This morning, I went to get another pad of paper from the office supplies. I only needed the pad of paper, but when I opened the doors, I wanted to steal all of it. I wanted the pens and the staples, the clips, the folders. I wanted the envelopes, the highlighters, the gummy erasers. I wanted to stuff them into my shoes, down my shirt, hoard them, cradle them in my arms the way people carry socks to their drawers, apples to carts – all the matter spilling out. I took a blue highlighter because I don’t have a blue one. And my pink is running out. I can justify taking that.

I was walking to my car last night in an empty lot, no one was around, except a car was on. The one car by the railroad tracks. Empty, one, engine hot. I did circles were I stood, looked at the bank, but the blinds were closed. There was nothing. No body, but me. A car revved waiting for a driver.

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2 Responses to It's only Tuesday

  1. Oh God, I laughed. I know that feeling of standing in front of the stationary closet and wanting it all. You captured it so perfectly. What is it about I wonder?

    The empty car by the tracks was a little sketchy. Not fun.

    • rachvb says:

      Free stuff, I think!!! And crap you don’t want to buy, but have to. Like cleaning supplies and feminine products and gas. And sometimes they don’t restock for EVER and so when you need a pencil all you can find is the nub of one without an eraser. I think when all the stuff is there and it’s stocked full, I just want to hoard it!

      The car was strange. But it was more peculiar than anything. A nice blue SUV with one of those fuzzy steering wheels. It was gone this morning, so either someone stole it or the driver wasn’t too far away.

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