The Dog Bells Ring
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.