Artifacts from the In-Between

Sabryna Ekstein, poetry, 2020

In late-March/early-April, I wrote a list of activities and happenstances that I missed. I assumed I would get them back within a few weeks.

Months later and this list seems like an artifact.

A list made during the in-between. When during the first two weeks we assumed this might be done sooner as opposed to later. When everything was closed and all we could do was wait.


A LIST OF WHAT YOU MISS

Lattes
Avoiding eye contact with strangers on the subway
Having a reason to wear jeans
Reading at bars
Museum visits
Baseball
Making out
Overhearing conversations
Finding pennies on the sidewalk
Bumping into friends
Making out



Sabryna R. Ekstein is currently working on her MA in English in the Field of Creative Writing, holding a graduate degree in Museum Studies. Her work can be found in FEELS Zine, Sophomore Mag, The Undergraduate Journal of American Studies (University of Toronto), and The Salterrae.
Mark