|Light In The Dark by emma ivanova
Graphic Family Film Night
Sitting in the dark around the dining room table. The family, including "Mother," eighty-six-years-"young,"she would insist, if she spoke such a number, matriarch. She, silver sprayed salon done hair sparkling in the flicker from the movie on the TV. A shower scene. A beautiful blonde, perhaps Sharon Stone, or some such type. Sounded moans flitting through the air as strategic jets hit pseudo acted- sweet spots. Sitting in the dark around the dining room table. Mother speaks: "What is she doing?" and her women-folk, young and older, silently sigh, all both grateful for the dark and unspeakably steeped in sorrow for her loss, as we pass the popcorn.