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.