I looked up, beckoned by the
distant call. An animal. I had read
that same paragraph three times.
The humid air clung to me. It was
only supposed to be a month. Four
weeks. ~8 days. But botany. Another
flower discovered. And I couldn't
keep him from the passion of
discovery. So I soaked up the thick
jasmine and iced tea, sprawled
across the bamboo chaise, and
forced myself to finish that book,
that dreadfully long book.