The sun is past setting and she closes her blinds, flipping on three of her room lamps. She looks at the wooden floorboards of her apartment and gets lost in the maze. The steam heater in the corner spouts water into its crevices, making everything appear darker than it did the day before. She stares up at her ceiling with long cracks along the outer edges, painting a wrinkled picture where they converge.
She should probably get it fixed up. But this is how an apartment should be, she thinks. There’s something comforting about it all. This is my life.
The full Nine of Arrows EP will be released January 22.