She sits in waiting
The room appears to be warm, living
the toys strewn across the room, play
the dog running outside, freedom
it’s all an illusion because here she sits and she waits…..
are the kids across the street? are they out of earshot?
they are…. okay…
THEY are okay
she waits, here he comes
what will it be this time? a word, an object, or some other physical expression of the pain he so desperately wants to get rid of
but all he can do is transfer it, momentarily.
“Why are you here? ”
(oh, it’s words this time.)
(*sigh* Leave?…how I wish I could)
But….WHY? WHY CAN’T I HELP, WHY AM I NOT ENOUGH?)
“I won’t leave, I am here for you, we are in this together”
“LEAVE! GET OUT! You don’t want to stay, you’re like EVERYBODY ELSE!”
“No, I’m not! I love you! Why can’t you see I am here, I am doing the best I can”
“Hmph…. sucks to be you then, go ahead, stay. You will leave though, it’s just a matter of time”
“I will stay and you will see I am not like everybody else”
Okay, well c’mon let’s go for a drive to the coast, go wipe up your face and grab the kids. Let’s enjoy our day.
(Whew…I’m glad it was just words this time, my neck, it’s still sore from the last time. He will get better, he just needs help)
Not all illusions are sad or upsetting, some are fun. I found this one and thought you guys might like it. There are more at the website in the link below, I just chose this one because I love elephants. 🙂