One sipping hot cocoa,

the other tea.


Sitting by the fireplace

Wood crackling

Heat absorbing

Flames crawling

Smoke swirling


Yawn. One tired,

the other not.


Stereo blasting

Television on

Stove burning


Another day,

Just another day.


Fire gone.

Lights out.

They retire.


Written by Beth Malbon on February 7, 1995 on Imagery for my Creative Writing Class in college.