Maureen Seaton

The Days to Come

The Hotel Chelsea is a good place to have sex after
trauma. I love how the ghosts step discreetly out of
the room. We fly a paper airplane off the fire escape
onto West 23rd. It’s a note to the man across the street
who spies on us through half-closed drapes. It lands
on the sidewalk and no one steps on it for seven
minutes. This has to be a good sign for the days to
come, we say. This has to be symbolic.