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What Could Have BeenNeelix chopped up some vegetables that he had grown in his hydroponics garden, and he hummed an old tune that was popular during his childhood. Many years had passed, and he had lived in that same old house in San Francisco since Kes' death.
Kes had died a few months before her ninth birthday, as her health had declined due to birthing four children during her Year of Mitralla. She had three daughters and one son, and they had since passed away, which had broken Neelix's heart. It was hard on him, to say the least, watching the same children he raised quickly becoming wizened and old at the tender age of eight.
These children all had ginger hair but with their mother's hairline, and their father's spots, but less pronounced. Their skin had a somewhat olive tone, but they looked almost like trills. The only physical difference besides their hair being stiffer than that of humans or trills was their Ocampan ears. They had weak telepathic abilities, on par with those of a Betazoid hybrid,
five hour energyi suppose
last week was only an aftershock
of the earthquake you were before.
this place used to vibrate
with metal strings and melodic,
testimonies to life,
emitting coffee-scented moods
and the burn of it too.
i had memorized the
sounds of silence,
i couldn't help but relish it.
no longer had i known
the sounds of folk
and scent of mocha-
you became nothing more
than an echo of the laughter
i so desperately needed to hear again.
then the echoes got louder,
bouncing ferociously off the walls
to be made manifest
i walked into your room
expecting exactly what i found-
an unmade bed,
and an empty beer
(the one that you insisted you needed
just days ago).
i pressed my nose
into the pillow
for incense and cologne and starbucks
to penetrate my mind
and thinking fervently
i already know
what a clean sheet smells like."
how strong an aftershock can be,
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