The Grind-Down

The headline is Charlotte, who lost her fingertip in the hinge of a door last night at the drop-off daycare in Issaquah. The worst part is that Dawn did it, by letting the door go while Charlotte leaned into it, imploring, don’t go…ahhhhhhhhhh!

They sewed it back on as Charlotte looked on at the Disney Channel, stoned on painkiller, and we huddled around the doctor. She got four Beanie-Baby plush toys (a pink flamingo, a walrus, a puppy) and a wad of gauze wrapped around her left hand, making her look like a boxer.

We’ve had a hard time with the paint colors in the house, this week: the green in the living-room is too blue, so now we’re going with Alligator Alley, which promises a bold dose of it, with more yellow. It’s “Winter Time” now, not to be mistaken with winter-time, the season.

About pinklightsabre

William Pearse publishes memoir, travel journals, poetry and prose, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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