Friday, September 2, 2011

keeping vigil

it is constant.
i do not sleep.
i listen.
what was that sound?
a dog barks.
i wait.
my little one coughs.
the first signal.
sounds from the highway.
a neighbor returns home.
the bass of a radio.
i grit my teeth.
the dog snores.
i check the time.
the wee hours tick.
the fever starts.
the night gets longer.
dear God...
my journal continues.
i sit beside him.
he is restless.
i watch him breathe.
i stare at the ceiling.
clouds and sunshine.
he wanted a rainbow.
i count the colors.
a wet clothe for his head.
it seems to soothe.
thank you.
for keeping vigil.
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. Charles M. Schulz