February 4, 2017

“The man and I stripped naked, then lay upon our stomachs on the floor. This was something like a religious ritual for us. We lay in the dark with our eyes closed so that the dark increased and the house lessened. We were a man and woman, laying upon the living room floor as if we were dead. We lay until we were numb, then willed ourselves to rise. We could not do it; our bodies were too weak. We lay and lay. We felt the floor upon our stomach, our thighs, our chins…”

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