I went under covers at well past noon today. Stomach unfed, yet, uncomplaining, understanding the absence of food. Understanding perhaps even, why it had been denied.
I shut out the day, shut out the light. Turned out the noises that every day makes. The sounds of life being lived outside the window by those who valued it enough to enjoy it. The world does not listen to me trying so hard not to hear the sounds it makes.
I put my phone on mute. When I finally wake up I look to see who hasn’t called. I have been so successful in my efforts that the phone on silent has stayed true to its profile. I took all that trouble just to make sure I was not disturbed. I wasn’t and that is what is most disturbing of all.