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Yesterday before the rain

I cut the grass,

filled the bird feeder

and moved two grey wooden lawn chairs

For a few brief moments

I pretended he was with me

happy that the sky was blue

happy that the small birds

were chirping in the bushes

As the clouds moved over us

I asked my ghost husband,

"why did you leave so abruptly?"

There was no answer

from the other chair,

just a Blue jay feather

and some sea shells

from last summer, strewn

on the otherwise empty table between us

I became the cat, lounging in the windowsill
meditating on the good things in life
and everything smelled like fresh laundry and sunlight

And then I returned and on the good days I cooked for myself
and it was good and I tried to feed everyone I loved.

I changed my sheets every Sunday
and put honey on my toast, across my lips and in my tea
I even put it on my scars and…

A foglet is an individual unit of utility fog, a microbot that floats in the air. Each foglet would be designed to communicate and connect, as needed, with thousands or millions of other foglets.

Currently, neither utility fog nor foglets exist, although they have been well explored in science fiction. Being substantially larger and more complex -- individually, at least -- than nanobots, they are better able to act on a human scale. As opposed to goo, foglets generally do…