remember when we would read the back of cereal boxes?
i was always the spoonfuls and you were always the puffins.
we would read the boxes to each other.
i learned that puffins have 8 grams of sugar and spoonfuls are "heart-healthy".
it would be quiet out.
just us, sitting at the table side by side.
outside the window,
the trees would be ghosts against the foggy gray sky.
it would be chilly.
we would huddle together,
wearing our matching slippers and puffer jackets.
the only sound
would be that of us crunching on cereal.
i would usually have a mix between grape nuts and spoonfuls.
you liked your oats and puffins.
nobody was awake but us,
in our own little world
of cereal and cold mornings and slippers.
do you remember?
and i miss you
and those lovely mornings
full of joy and chilly air and warm jackets.
well, i'll be waiting for you
in our own little world of breakfast cereal.
i think i might have toast, though.
this was written for/about my little brother, caleb. i love him so much even when things get-- ahem-- out of control sometimes. i also wrote another piece about him called where time stands still if you want to check it out.
wellllllppppp that tis it. part iii. of these altered truths will come out soon! have a wonderful day! <3<3<3