The morning after

I can only imagine that you fell
asleep on the sofa, bolt upright,
clenched paper tissues holding your hand.
Waking in the dark, too
bewildered not to zombie-walk to bed
to lie awake, watching for dawn, in
serious doubt whether the
sun will ever rise again. Waking
in the pale light, it seems
almost rude that the world should
turn on its axis to another day without
even pausing for a moment
of apology.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing (Upper Room Books, 2020). She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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