The old flames burn out in the empty kitchen summer sink. The new ones take forever to start, the wind almost wins. Strangers save the day, though the day is almost over. They leave as soon as they arrive; this is not their home. It's not yours either, but at least you let the light out.

Audio by Graywolf Radio, XMAS 1990, Side A, 8:15-10:34
Directed/edited by Charlotte X.C. Sullivan, March 2014
Filmed by Carson Davis Brown in Ojai, California, February 2014
Special thanks to Sarah Darnell, Geoff Holstad, Jaime Johnson,
George Wietor, and Paul Windle.