a group of eight that bought only a bottle, I’m in the office, with music on and no headphones. Learning to let all off the back roll, as well as ingest and embrace everything for the gems. The most fiery of knowledge. Wine reminds me, though I haven’t sipped one thing today. Not much in the mood to do anything but see everything, hear everyone around me, learn from them. From the people walking in, to my thoughts on Plath and the coming semester, to a friend telling me she only needs one more class for her A.A., to this office. All cubicles, empty.