Sheâd been his ï¬rst words: ââSometimes Iâm Suzanneâââplonked into the room like a fat stone in water, between the baby wipes and nappies. Carly fumbled with her phone, her jaw around her knees. ââKev? Kev! Matthew just said his ï¬rst words.ââ ââWHAT?ââ Kev yelled over the white noise of the truck, somewhere between Shitsville and Bum-Fuck Nowhere. ââHis FIRST WORDS!ââ ââYeah what?ââ ââHe said: âSometimes Iâm Suzanneâ.ââ ââWhat? What the fuckâs that mean? Whoâs Suzanne?ââ ââI donât know.ââ Carly frowned at their baby boy. He grinned and pissed into the air. Sometimes he was one. And would chew his blocks, play with his spaghetti, and tantrum like a boy: a true atheist of discipline. Other times they were two. And Suzanne would wander through Matthewâs brain, from cerebellum to parietal to occipital lobe, aâecting each one accordingly. Matthew would strut like a woman; admire Carlyâs perfumeâMmm, jasmine. Such a purple, heady fragrance; or comment on a ladyâs dressâIt really takes the focus oâ her face. One day, Suzanne milled around Matthewâs somatosensory cortex. He kept talking about the softness of Carlyâs nightie and the comfort of his sneakersâfeels like Iâm walking on clouds. Good choice, Carly. Carly raised
Prairie Schooner – University of Nebraska Press
Published: Aug 9, 2017
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