The Remote

you died this afternoon so
now i’m not sure what to do

i paused the film to take the call
and the remote rests in my hand

i can’t resume the story when
yours has just come to a close

the oven needs a good clean and
the scrubbing might be cathartic

maybe i could bake a cake from the
recipe notes you wrote as a girl

could i drown myself in work or
wine to keep from wallowing

i’m not sure
so i sit
and look at the remote

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