I found out at Starbucks. While nursing a quivering lip from drinking very cold coffee

It was Twitter. Then TMZ. Then Facebook. Then Instagram. Then Google.

It was tributes from people who are famous enough to give them

It was timelines filled with videos and more videos and even more videos

It was text messages back and forth

It was a job search ended

Visions of today squashed

It was a childhood revisited

It was images unable to recall that first time

It was memories shattered by a glazed tunnel filled with recycled matter

It was sitting in silence as the boy jumps around to the beat in my head

It was the ire of imagination that willed the very first time

It was the spell of eager fingers and the fourteen year old yelling

into existence

that first time

Not Purple Rain she says


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