What can YOU say in six sentences?
we sat in the camper listening to the summer morning between sips of coffee. mike asked if i knew what bird that was calling, and i couldn't say because the windows and door was closed making it impossible for me to hear, and i wore the shame of it all day.
last night i was reading bellyflopped on the bed and he flipped his magazine down and turned his face to the midnight window, and asked 'you hear that?' we hear all kinds of things late at night; gunshots, neighbors fighting, motorcycle accidents, medivac choppers coming to save the people, but last night even after he opened the window all i heard was fading crickets and katydids.
i could not hear the song dogs in a westerly direction possibly taking down some prey, yipping and ooooing. part of me was grateful not to hear the creepy, ice-water sound i remembered from years ago, and part of me mourned.
(thank you to mike handley for the perfect description)