nap after work

Franco Amati
Scuzzbucket
Published in
1 min readApr 10, 2024

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as tough as the day is
sometimes
it’s good to find a quiet
moment
curled up on the corner
of the couch
with my girlfriend
on my shoulder
and my little one-eyed
cat resting in my lap,
rain pitter-pattering
on the roof,
living room darkened
by the cloudy haze,
and a mostly
voiceless silence
punctuated by steady
REM-controlled
breathing
as the accompanying
vocal track,
I drift off a little myself,
but I mostly enjoy the moment
— the…

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Franco Amati
Scuzzbucket

Speculative fiction writer from New York. Editor of Scuzzbucket. For published work visit francoamatiwrites.com or buy me a coffee at ko-fi.com/francoamati