Missing

I wake up in a daze. My eyes slowly adjust to the dark bedroom. I instinctively reach for my cell phone and activate it. 02:22 AM. Sleep is hard to come by. I look to my right. She sleeps there in silence. A serenity about her as she inhales and exhales, her chest rising and falling. She wouldn’t be so serene when she wakes up. The last few weeks had not been pretty. Continue reading

Heaven

“Once in your life you find someone
Who will turn your world around
Bring you up when you’re feeling down”

Heaven, Bryan Adams (Reckless, 1984)

It’s overcast. It may rain any moment now. I hate the rain; no, I loathe it. Standing on the sidewalk I gingerly look up at the sky. Yes, It’s definitely going to be a torrential downpour. I choose to keep walking on. The roads are crowded, vehicles and pedestrians filling almost every inch of the expanse in between the forest of concrete. The cars honk and the pedestrians babble. I hate the cacophonic combination of these sounds. They make me cringe and I break into a sweat. My mind goes into overdrive. Taking in the presence all these people makes my head hurt. I shut them out. Continue reading