The blaring heat
A rented bedroom I don't even pay for
The smell of the store and freshly purchased paperback novels
A sense of loneliness
with some flirtatious emails
Long bus rides and leaving work past midnight
A monotony so insanely mind-numbing that I
ditched a best friend to start the worst relationship of my life
without batting an eye.
I felt suffocated by
a tall lamp in the corner
a full sized mattress
and a plastic name tag.