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Beverly Gallager sipped her coffeine. A double-fudge orange mocha blend. It was good. She swallowed and glanced at her watch. She made an effort to ignore the stares of the other patrons of Benny's Bean Brew. Her watch hearkened back an era before subcutaneous implants. But, despite its antiquity it displayed the local time: 7:10:34 The time in the capital city in the Universe of the Inner Sol Congress: 10:11:01. As well as a sectioned display dedicated to the age of whatever Universe the watch currently occupied. A standard that was adopted for contemporary calendars, rather than the normal Gregorian time keeping.
The current age of Universe 45 Arc-102 (the one in which Beverly currently occupied): 27,814,503,959 years, 7months, 14 days, 20 hours, 34minutes, 72 seconds.
The watch was one of a dying breed, th
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
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