Harrison Quote / Day Two Prompt:
“That morning the sun forgot to rise”
PLUMS AND RED WINE
(A Lament) by Jilly ©
from A Box of Unsent Letters
This is just to say that I wish the only news were that I had eaten some melancholy fruit from the ice box, but in truth
I accidently deleted my part of that short story we were writing together and I lack the tech to retrieve it
I put a long, zaggedy scratch down the side of my car while returning the lawn mower to the garage
Certain that a glass red wine and a cool shower were just the things to settle my nerves, I poured it
I tripped on that step just below the landing. A pinkish shadow still remains in a very obvious spot, what with the carpet being white.
I showered off the sweat and bits of grass from my loneliness and had a good cry knowing that you have gone reluctantly to bid goodbye to a dying father you barely knew in a faraway state
And I am dying here without you.