I am a character without a name — Sound

“Don’t worry! Everything will be fine”

That was the last thing he said to me when he left. Those words were the last words I heard him say. Those are the last sounds I’ll ever hear him make.

When he said those words though, I didn’t think anything of it. He’s always been a positive guy, always encouraging and never a downer. I just wish that he would have realized that everything wouldn’t be ok. I just wish I could have said “I love you!” for one last time.

Now I’m stuck here in this shelter with the soft rustling sounds of other women moving about, doing their work, and children playing. If only they could hear what’s going on outside. If only they could hear the monotonous and mind numbing moans of what’s going on outside.

I wish I could hear for one last time, “Don’t worry! Everything will be fine.”

[image from Alexey Titarenko Photography]


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