Los Angeles, USA
DO NOT CONTACT YOUR EX DURING THE PANDEMIC
Do not call and ask him to hold your hand at the end of the world.
Do not email him to get your things back.
Do not drive by his house, slash his tires, slash your wrists.
Do not confess.
Do not burn cinquefoil, henbane, tormentilla.
Do not send the sympathy card to his mother.
Do not attend his estate sale to purchase his used clothing.
Do not scatter his ashes from the plane while skywriting your still-beating heart.
Do not contact your ex during the pandemic.
Lituo Huang (@LituoH) lives in Los Angeles and is working on her first novel. Her poetry and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Hermine, JMWW, the VIDA Review, and elsewhere. www.lituohuang.com