Sobs 

I heard two cries 

from my neighbor 

across the street—

sobs 

from inside. 

Her house is buried 

in leaves 

bushes 

and weeds. 

In the afternoon 

I hear her air conditioning unit 

humming. 

It must be cold in there 

in the afternoon. 

At night 

I sometimes see her 

on her front step 

she smokes a cigarette 

and doesn’t stay outside 

much longer 

than that. 

The breeze is nice 

today

but 

her windows are shut. 

I listen for more sobs 

but hear 

nothing. 

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