Clifton Gachagua: Remembering

“Dreams have no meaning, is how you should phrase that if you want to have a serious conversation with me.”

I’d really like to just tell her to fuck off; instead I say: “You should not be smoking.”

“You’ve lost weight again,” she replies. 

This is her way of telling me I’ve been drinking again. And although I’ve brought her packets of Marlboros as a kind of apology for staying away for too long, for a flash second I’m not sorry she finds herself here.