[Later That Evening I Lay Down In Min's Empty Bed Upstairs And Pulled Her White Sheet Up Over My Head. I Felt For My Kneecaps And Hip Bones. I Lay Perfectly Still, Arms Down, Palms Up. I Closed My Eyes And Pretended I Was Floating In Space, Then At Sea, Then Not Floating At All.I Hummed An Old Beach Boys Tune. In My Room... Min Had Taught Me How To Play It On Her Guitar When We Were Kids.]

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