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The Perfect Square

A limping man, a brat hiding behind his hood while scribbling the wall, a weeping woman with her makeup smeared all over her face, a pair of howling twins, and a cat chasing a doomed mouse. The rain beats against the cafeteria´s newly washed window, hard and brutally, while they all pass, each and one in their own way – running, tripping and turning with featherweight umbrellas. With hearts heavy as lead they flee through their tears.

English: A wooden frame glass window in the wa...

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I turn the cup, allowing the hot chocolate to flow over and fill the saucer; a brown sludge that stains the porcelain. With lank hair and bloodshot eyes I see them appear and disappear, appear and disappear through that window. The only thing that separates the unhappy characters from the miserable author is a perfect square.

About Magdalena Wiklund

Leg. biomedicinsk analytiker och maker. Arbetar med transfusionsmedicin till vardags, forskar på antibiotikaresistens på fritiden. Jag skapade Sveriges största site för biomedicinska analytiker därför att detta verkligen är ett fantastiskt yrke som jag hoppas att fler ska intressera sig för.


7 thoughts on “The Perfect Square

  1. There’s a sad poignancy to this… fleeting imagery of lives only slightly less lonely on the other side of the glass.

    Well written… matches the melancholic weather on the other side of the window I am looking out of.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Posted by VeronicaThePajamaThief | February 9, 2012, 4:54 am
  2. even among the unhappy and miserable, perfection exists… knowing it does can bring a smile.

    Posted by Angelo | February 9, 2012, 7:05 am
  3. You have lovely sensory imagery in this. 🙂

    By the way – did you get my email? I sent it to the address you give in your comments to me.

    Posted by Val | February 9, 2012, 7:33 pm

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