My darkness is unsettled,
My eyes open.
Then quickly open again.
Damn, the pups are out of their kennels.
The door dog chimes are ringing signifying one wants out.
I unhurriedly get out of our bed and step down the hallway towards the back door.
I glimpse both pups are in their kennels sleeping.
What rang the bells?
I get anxious.
I have been pondering about Dad a lot recently.
The what- I should have done.
The- why did I do that - reflections are tormenting me.
I wander around the house scrutinizing, turning lights on-
I am frightened.
As I step into the storage room, a heap of my partner's comic books slide to the floor.
My mind constructs the prospects of spirits.
Foolish, I don't accept that shit.
Life ends, and it is over.
Frig off freaky mind.
I get back into bed and leave the light on.