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Absinthe

Absinthe

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Elyse Hauser

 

I wanted you to be here, so I drank a whole bottle of absinthe in hopes that I would hallucinate you into the room, while knowing full well that absinthe doesn’t really work like that. Finally I decided to leave the house to buy your brand of cigarettes. Step two in my process of conjuration. I saw nothing outside except a stranger staring at me, and realized I was muttering to myself as I walked down the street. Saying your name under my breath with an exasperated sigh and a roll of the eyes for no one in particular

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