You wake me with a hand squeeze. It's late. Or really early.
Dutifully, I press PLAY. "Brandenburg Concerto No. 5” by Bach comes to life—softly to not disturb our babies down the hall. I snuggle against you, my behind hanging off the tiny, rented bed.
The opening chords remind us how to smile. You played this borrowed CD on our first date. The hair band devotee wooing the cellist. Your ploy worked. “Maybe better than you expected,” I later teased.
“I’m ready.” Your voice is weak but resolute.
Am I strong enough to end your pain?
|Photo borrowed from telegraph.com.uk|
In celebration of their 99th week, Trifecta is mixing it up today. This week's challenge is to choose ANY word from page 99 of the Oxford English Dictionary. We can use any definition of our chosen word, but the piece must be 99 words exactly.