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things I don’t want to forget

Things I Don’t Want To ForgetĀ 

I woke up with The Ethiopian cuddling me in the middle of the night. We lay tangled up for a few minutes when he quietly said “Please don’t leave me.” I asked what he was talking about and he told me he’d had a bad dream. I reassured him that I wasn’t going anywhere, that I’d be here forever and we quietly fell back asleep. 


I woke up some time in the middle of the night to the sound of The Ethiopian’s laughter coming from our living room. Initially I frowned, angry that I’d been awakened from a peaceful slumber. It was no short burst of laughter, he kept laughing as whatever inspired his happiness was damn good. I felt the muscles in my fave relaxing as my frown gave into something else. There in the dark – I remembered how much I love that laugh, and the face from which it comes. And so, with a smile on my own face, I turned over and fell back asleep.