Discovering the Relevance of Words
Best of The Daily Prompt – Tuesday, May 7th:
It took 7 hours, 48 minutes, 16 seconds to get out of bed. Ok, I don’t know if 16 seconds is accurate but is anyone really keeping score? The unmentionables I dabbled in last night had caused this room to smell of summer sweat and hot breath; on top of that, I was having a hell of a time figuring out where I had left my shoes.
I kicked a couple of piles of clothes with no success. Late afternoon mornings like this were becoming routine even though I was trying to fight them. I guess that I just don’t have much fight left. Much like a housewife who has given up on cleaning up after her family, I had given up on sleep and the possibility of a normal schedule.
After checking my phone I decided to do something out of the ordinary. This night, this very night, I was going to stay in and relax, clear my mind, and maybe see about my soul. I cracked a beer, walked to the porch, and swallowed in a cool breath of twilight. “This is going to be a good night,” I thought to myself.
7 hours, 48 minutes and 17 seconds later it was closing time. The whiskey and conversation had flown like the mighty Deschutes with no signs of stopping. There’s just not that much fight left.