Between the afternoon and dusk outside the subway stop at State and Grand talking about plumbing fixtures or so we thought when something someone said or heard some way reminded us of Paris that one time arguing outside the Metro I'd said look at the moon and we'd looked at the moon like a swelling belly replete with both prescience and potential and you proclaimed that moment taught you so much about your capacity for wonder and delight and I spat out my coffee and we still go on going on like trains underground or vessels/tunnels/tracks holding them safe.
Julie Benesh is the author of ABOUT TIME. She has published stories, poems, and essays in Tin House, Crab Orchard Review, Florida Review, Hobart, JMWW, Cleaver, Maudlin House, and many other places. She is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Grant. Read more at juliebenesh.com.