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Edge of Thorns 4 - Pt 5Part 5
Let's see what happens if I guess something completely different.
The writer knew the answer, but on a whim, decided to see what would happen if he guessed wrong. "I don't know," he said with a laugh and a shrug, quickly running some ideas through his head. The brief mention of Latin made him grab for a word from his vocabulary in that. "Canis? A sneaky way of calling yourselves bitches without the moral guardians getting up in arms?"
Enya immediately burst in giggles, clapping her hands enthusiastically. "On the nose! Susan came up with it, though she'd initially suggested the plural Canes, for that very reason. We went with the singular Canis because we realized people would probably read it as canes and not can-es. Canis sounds more like a band name anyway."
Nathan started, surprised and confused. The name of her band had changed, and not only that, of all the names he could have guessed, he actually selected the right one. His shock must've read c
five hour energyi suppose
last week was only an aftershock
of the earthquake you were before.
this place used to vibrate
with metal strings and melodic,
testimonies to life,
emitting coffee-scented moods
and the burn of it too.
i had memorized the
sounds of silence,
i couldn't help but relish it.
no longer had i known
the sounds of folk
and scent of mocha-
you became nothing more
than an echo of the laughter
i so desperately needed to hear again.
then the echoes got louder,
bouncing ferociously off the walls
to be made manifest
i walked into your room
expecting exactly what i found-
an unmade bed,
and an empty beer
(the one that you insisted you needed
just days ago).
i pressed my nose
into the pillow
for incense and cologne and starbucks
to penetrate my mind
and thinking fervently
i already know
what a clean sheet smells like."
how strong an aftershock can be,
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