A shaft of sunlight. Half open window. Arrival of overnight train. Chirping birds, caged in a birdhouse. Books strewn on the floor. Unmade bed. Swaying palm trees visible from the window. Phone alerts beeping. Day’s work. To do lists. One mental. One written. Anticipation of times ahead. A waiting rucksack.
Bradbury made better stories. Rest of us paste words.