Ordinary Days written by Doug Stanfield (Hemmingplay) at Spillwords.com

Saying Goodbye

Part VI

Ordinary Days

written by: Doug Stanfield (Hemmingplay)



She had wanted to

sell the house.

She thought

he’d go first

leaving her alone
to deal with the
money pit.

Everything happens

on an ordinary day.

A plane full of

families falls out of

a clear blue sky.

A young mother dies in a
freak traffic accident

on a country road after
dropping her

daughter at school.

A diagnosis changes everything,

dropping without warning,

from a clear December sky.
The next morning he wakes before dawn,

listens to her breathing,

It all seems normal.
The sky’s still dark.

All the years of

ordinary days have come

to this.

What will it be like,

he wonders, to

walk through these rooms

when her voice has gone silent?


Re-publication as part of the series (originally published 3/29/18)
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