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{December 9, 2013}   Drink Drank Drunk~Daily Prompt~ Anxiety

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like clockwork
she could set her watch by the sound
of his footsteps lurching
stumbling into walls
tripping over furniture
the sound of glass shattering along with her illusions,
she knew them all by heart,
the crackle of the paper covering the bottle-top opening
the clinking ice cubes rattling against a glass
a long stiff pour followed by a few drops of carbonated sugar water,
the change in the tone of voice
then
music louder and louder and louder
till she came to despise noise,
a disdain for the sound she used to lose herself in
then
momentary silence but for the uneven gait
shambling zombie steps
uneven rhythm growing closer
fumes drifting silent up the stairs
approaching
that’s when she shuts down and crawls into her shell
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http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/source-of-anxiety/

AUTHORS NOTE: it’s daily prompt time for me so here you go~ Daily Prompt: A Source of Anxiety by Cheri Lucas Rowlands on December 9, 2013 Write about a noise — or even a silence — that won’t go away. (We’ll let you interpret this in different ways…) Photographers, artists, poets: show us ANXIETY.

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