Courtney Angela Brkic 42 the Missouri revieW / Winter 2006 fiction She has always loved motion. When her legs stride beneath her and her hands cut the air she imagines the muscle and bone that produce her forward movement. She pictures them like a diagram from Grey's Anatomy, a copy of which she keeps on her bookshelf at home. She walks when she is content or hungover, or when she wakes up to find the street below her apartment an ugly gray. She walks until her lower back aches so that it matches the rhythm of her heart. Up through the city she goes, and when she arrives at her studio she paints the yellow of cabs careening past her and the slide of white clouds in the sky. She absorbs these Winter 2006 / the Missouri revieW 43 T he t h i ng, too, ha s had moment u m. T he spec ia l ist say s it ha s been g row i ng i n side her for some t i me. It ha s mated w it h it sel f a nd produced babie s. movements--and the people she passes in
The Missouri Review – University of Missouri
Published: Mar 6, 2006
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