"Changes" Isn't Just A David Bowie Song

by Erin Zulkoski

Erin Hoffmeyer Zulkoski.

I was at work today, doodling on a piece of scrap paper.  I often find myself writing my name, practicing my signature, for when I become famous.

I have always written "Erin Zulkoski."  Today, I wrote "Erin Hoffmeyer."  This simple act of going back to my maiden name was...well, it was invigorating and scared me shitless.  He's been gone from my life, from my house, from my bed for almost five months now.  Nothing of him is left with me, except my last name, oh, and a random pair of gloves I found today, but that's beside the point.  The point is, these eight letters are his and I'd like to give them back to him.