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I’ll be here

I’ll be here.

I’ll be right here.

Waiting for you.

It hasn’t been too long. At least I don’t think it has. It’s gotten dark and cold without you here to flip the switch. The day you left, you left in quite a hurry. You didn’t look at me as you put your clothes in your bag or the food in a bin. The door kept swinging open and closed as you would leave with a bag in your hands and come back with none.

Maybe you had planned to come back.

You left a lot of things here. Things that still smell like you. I know you don’t like it when I lay on your bed, but it’s gotten lonely and cold without you. Your smell lingers in the fabric and I just want to fill my nose with it now that you’re not here.

It’s fading, so I move to the couch sometimes.

I hope you don’t mind.

My bowl ran empty, so I waited for you to fill it again. I waited for awhile, but my stomach was loud and my legs were weak. The bag of food you left for me… I tore it open. I made quite a mess, so I had to clean it up for you. It took me awhile, but now it’s all gone. The mess is gone.

Now will you come back?

I know you hate it when I go to the bathroom in the house. I tried to hold it for as long as possible. I walked around a lot to try and stop it, but it hurt too much to hold it any longer. I went by the back door. I only go there now. It will make it easier for you to clean when you come back. There’s a lot there now. It’s spreading to the couch.

Your scent is fading.

Maybe you won’t come back if I keep the house like this.

I hear weird noises at night and I’m scared. I’m laying back on your bed again. I found a spot where your scent still is. The food is gone and I can’t hold it in anymore. I know I don’t have long, but I will wait for you until the end. I will wait for you to come back to me. I love you so much, and I know you love me too, even though you’re gone.

I will wait for you.

I’ll be here.

 

 

One Comment

  1. I like this a lot (I mean, it’s really sad but I like it). I particularly like the rythym of the piece, how you break up the paragraphs with the shorter phrases. One thing I’d love to see in future media assignment is a “behind-the-scenes” writeup of your work. Why did you choose the assignment? Why did you make the choices you did with the story? What was hard? What was satisfying? What would you differently?

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