A Day, Much Like Any Other

By Ryan Davidson

This is what a world without

would be like, I suppose.

Last night I joked:

“grading papers, cooking dinner, drinking wine, doing the wishes, and watching TV are too

much for one person.”

I got through, I made it. I made

something. But I cooked for two,

because I don’t know how to cook

for one, so the same will happen tonight.

I’ll get through,

I’ll make it. Because

what other choice is there?


Ryan J. Davidson’s first book, Under What Stars, was published in 2009 by Ampersand Books. He is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at the University of Balamand in the North of Lebanon, which is one of the first universities in the Levant region to offer an undergraduate degree in English literature with a concentration in creative writing.