Exhausted beyond exhausted … Kids are content, and that’s all I’m of focus now, proverbially, prolifically and I hate that adverb.  Nurse texting me and I am wholly distracted. She has shifted the story.  And in a number of ways.  I’ve written to no one like I have her.. what is it.. the eyes, the touch and holding and first dates in Novato, those kisses on the bench.


She says that will be on my tombstone, and just like that, all CAPS.

Sleeping in not, tomorrow.  Need quiet and coffee and the expense reports done.

Jack, gaming, me laughing—