January 4, 2008
Phantom noises. I lay next to my boyfriend in bed and he startles at the most peculiar sounds. I love his responses more than I think he’ll ever know. It’s late and sleep has begun to arrive. The washing machine turns a new cycle and from the bedroom I can hear the water falling in its cylinder and from a light unconsciousness he sits up and exclaims something like… “the mantis shrimp tank has sprung a leak!” or with his ear to the television remark that he can hear running water from inside. I return to my prior state, smiling.