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FERESHTEH SHOLEVAR : Mrs Johnson
MICHAEL ESTABROOK : Socks
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FERESHTEH SHOLEVAR
Mrs Johnson
  Mrs. Johnson, in her late fifties takes a stroll every morning with her dog Gigi then drinks coffee with bread and cheese.   On Wednesdays Mrs. Johnson goes to the local market, in her latest fashionable dress. Sits in the back seat of her Mercedes, smiling at her chauffeur wearing Ralf Lauren sun-glasses and white gloves. She feels tingles in her arms when she looks at the back of his neck. She goes to the market to boast about her exotic cooking expertise.   Mrs. Johnson walks with rhyme and rhythm, she moves her hips coquettishly to the right and left. The well-built vendor at the fruit stall, imitates her hip movements with two honey-dew melons.  He sighs and calls out to her, as she passes by: “Mrs. Johnson, we have fresh cucumbers and eggplants.”       With women, Mrs. Johnson talks about fashion  her neighbor's love-affair and the lobster dish that she is going to serve with asparagus, white sauce and skin potatoes. With men she'd talk about politics or sports. She goes to church on Sundays to eye the good-looking priest who won't be seduced by her.   Mrs. Johnson has the saddest stain-teared eyes.                                                                She longs for the strong arms of her neighbor rolling under her car. She fancies her chauffeur in the full moon nights. Mrs. Johnson flirts with him, feeling needles all over her body. He plays “Me and Mrs. Jones” CD watching her in the front mirror. Both smile and say something in the length of a ruby afternoon.

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Fereshteh Sholevar was born in Tehran where she studied Literature and Foreign languages. She received her Master's Degree in Creative Writing from Rosemont College. Fereshteh Sholevar has published six books of poetry, two of which are bilingual: And The Blue Continues in English and Spanish, and Walking With The Moon in English and German.

MICHAEL ESTABROOK
Socks 
She died today. My aunt died today. My favorite Aunt Alice died today. It felt so surreal, but was also a sense of relief, after 3 long years of nursing-home misery: Foot black from infection Dizzy and falling in the bathroom and out of bed, and in the hallway. “No pills! No more pills!” And refusing to shower or eat her food. Always wanting to know when she could go home again, when she could drive. Yes, such a relief for everyone, mostly for her, to know she is finally at peace. “I brought a pair of socks to the funeral home, don't want her to be cold,” my mother said.

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