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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May drabbles - 19

I remember silence: sent to my room for misdeeds as a child; college dorm, desk piled with books; worlds outside a window where voices played; nursery dreaming, sleeping breaths; a house filled with chores and meals to be made; feet that clatter, chattering voices that vanish out the door; pattering paws that patter here no more.

I remember silence’s old acquaintanceship. And when the furnace roars, and squirrels skip and jest across the yard, I wish my Meg were here to pester me.

I’ve put away the water-dish, the dog-bed, cleaned the paw-prints where she fed…

And I've remembered silence.

1 comment:

Alina said...

That's a very loud silence indeed! xx