Working in the yard. Flowers and vegetables and thoughts. Peace and quiet.
Peace and Quiet. Uninterrupted sleep until the alarm sounds.
Car rides around town, conversation and music. Peace and Quiet.
Dinnertime. Peace and Quiet. Clanking silverware, conversation.
Evenings without plans. What to do? Peace and quiet.
When quiet is an adversary of peace. When things should look differently.
Working in the yard. Cooing and laughing, distracting the gardeners.
Sleep. Short increments. Always interrupted.
Car rides around town. Crying until sleep sets in. The same song over and over.
Dinnertime. Food thrown on the table, meltdowns inevitable.
Evenings without plans. Bathtime. Books. Exhaustion.
Yearning for noise and what’s missing today.