After hearing Mahler Five Too long, you said of Mahler, the lone taste we didn't share, proof that I am separate apart from the empty chair. But one life's never enough. In the next, I could show you my way of hearing Mahler, you'd come around, I know you. Gathering the door opens and light reveals the ghostly mites in flight unbound from me floating as snow downward to gather with that truer dust once shed by us as two, as one united in radiant space.
Carla Sarett’s recent work appears or is forthcoming in Hobart, Prole, Third Wednesday, Halfway Down the Stairs, and Leaping Clear; and has been nominated for Best American Essay and the Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, A Closet Feminist, will be published in 2022. Carla lives in San Francisco.