What can YOU say in six sentences?
She is sitting at the cluttered table, with nothing in the windows but moonlight and beveled glass, thinking of Mars in the northeastern sky, and Jupiter in the high south near Aldebaran. Next door, a couple is having a chat by their kitchen sink, and she watches them. They are clearly visible in the yellow light that seeps out of their window and onto the lawn. There is a vase of pink carnations nearby, a small bouquet like the one he brings to her every week. It makes her imagine being beside him as he sits in his chair, his arms circled around her waist and his head resting on her breast. Wondering what she would do with her arms in a situation such as that, she gets up, and wanders toward her bed - not sleepy, just tired.