1 am... cozy in my bed , tired but not really sleeping....
i hear the unique ring tone of a skype call coming in on my laptop and
i am out of bed so fast the cat
doesn't know what hit him! (it was my foot)
the video is fuzzy and
he is sitting in the dark and
the audio is scratchy but
it's the deep timbre of his voice and
i can see the outline of his face, his grin and
the ache rises up in me and
threatens to make me forget about the mission and
the good it is doing, for all i want in that moment
is my husband home.
the visit it short but it carries me through another day.