It’s late
And I just wanted to see if
You were still
Or disconnected so far far away
At the edge of the bed
Head hanging
Holding on to the edge
Keeping it together at the seams

I reach out to reassure your shadow
Forgot you checked out
Last Tuesday
Six weeks
Or so ago

On today’s tasks

I looked over the pile of fresh laundry
Attacking it with with the fervor
Of a caged muffin top
I matched socks
Pairing them like tinder
Swiping them from the corner

Today is no socks day I declare
Tying the towel around my neck
One leg on the edge of the bed
Super captain pirate
(sans eye patch)
Here for the free entertainment