footsteps in the attic

April 27, 2012
By tiffanyl SILVER, Carrollton, Texas
tiffanyl SILVER, Carrollton, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 0 comments

The roof is leaking, and as I lay awake the drops become footsteps in our attic, slow and pensive with the occasional stumble: a quick one-two as the drops try to fall together but fail. I think there must be something more profound in this, but I can only wait, anticipate the next drop, the next step, that comes, always, just a little off-beat as the tempo changes on meā€”from an agonizing grave to an indecipherable allegretto tranquillamente. It's a scherzino. And, oddly, there comes a trip-uh-let-trip-uh-let as I drift to sleep.

Similar Articles


This article has 0 comments.

Swoon Reads

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!