Locust House Variations, a Column by Adam Gnade, “I Expect Rain”

Today it’s thunderheads in from the west and August swelter. I am thinking of dead friends and how before they were ghosts we walked the streets at night waiting for something to happen.

Now—distance, quiet, and today I write letters to those who will never read them.

Life, you are a tragic comedy, but today instead of laughing I stare out the window at the dark clouds over the hills and I expect rain.

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