by Ray Foy
Copyright 2012 Ray Foy
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Brian watched the dreary world slide past the smudges and cracks that covered the bus window. Like watching an old, grainy film, it didn't seem real--just a gray cityscape steadily turning into brown neighborhoods. The ill-maintained houses mirrored his ill-maintained life. It seemed all he could do was lose. Today's loss was big, and he fretted over how he would tell Dee.
A shock of cold air from a forward window found his open shirt collar and reminded him it was autumn. He shivered and wrapped his arms around himself. It didn't help. He was just embracing the absence of warmth, like imagining Beth in his arms again. He had carried that empty embrace some six hundred days, since that day, marking every one without her.