New York City, November 2, 2017

★ The yellowing leaves were lit through from the side, and the air was humid and already warm. The clouds were thin but persistent, so that it took hours before the sun could securely establish itself. Camp chairs were set up by the Apple Store. The warmth was as sweet and out of place as honey on a grilled cheese sandwich. Stacked bags of garbage were reeking in the night as if it were July. The moon stood low, its features clear despite the layer of cloud enlarging its light.