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At 10 pm my mom got the call
her eldest brother died. At 4 am
she FaceTimed his face. At 6 am
his smoke swirled clockwise
into the smoke of strangers.
10 pm here
is 7:30 am the next day
there. 10 pm there
is half past noon the same day
here. At 10 pm
the next day here
I arrived there beside her
in person to see
the time on her face:
Twenty-four hours,
no sleep.
Was this all one
day? she asked. What day
is it there, beta? What time
is it where he is