Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ghost Sounds

So many sounds. Right now I am trying to cram them all into my brain.

The sound of his giggle when I tickle him.
The sound of his "uh- oh" when he drops a toy.
Even the sound of the annoying toys that sing the same songs over and over.
The sound of his hitting my door wanting to come in for a visit.
The sound of his quick little steps up and down the hallway.

For tomorrow the rest of my household leaves. 5 days. 5 days I will be alone in the house.

5 days is a long time. 1 or 2 days is a little reprieve, a time to recharge and enjoy. But 5 days leans towards hermit-like tendencies, extreme loneliness, and "hearing" things.

So even now as I type these words, I hear his little "bark" and "howl" from the tub. I envision him pointing to the letter o and saying "oooohhhh" over and over.

These are the sounds I will have to carry with me over the next 5 days. They will keep me company. They will remind me. They will comfort me.


  1. This is a very touching poem...I can feel the waiting begin. Jackie

  2. I like the details captured with the sounds. Enjoy your time alone to recharge and pull out those sounds to cherish when you miss him.