Amidst the Ever Deepening Gloom

You are a fluke
Of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
And whether you can hear it or not
The universe is laughing behind your back.

I’m feeling kind of down today. Abby’s sister Gail is in very serious condition in Duncan Regional Hospital with cellulitis. She had surgery yesterday. The prognosis is for prolonged illness, on the order of months. Abby is exhausted and upset, and fell in a parking lot yesterday, injuring her hands and knees. She couldn’t sleep last night and moved to the living room couch, prompting me to have one nightmare after another about losing her.

This morning is grey and gloomy. Rain is forecast for today and tonight, so it’s possible I may be working football in the rain for the first time in a couple of years.

This rather moody and artistic view of this morning's rain was made through my windshield on the drive to work.
This rather moody and artistic view of this morning’s rain was made through my windshield on the drive to work.
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