Tennis shoes: the blackened toes say they were well used and they were, though often for mooching to the corner shop for pints of milk.
Your DVD collection: anything with CGI, car chases, explosions. Though the copy of It’s a Wonderful Life was yours. Every time a bell rings …*
Lead guitar and amp: barely used.
Set of weights: used, but only to prop open that swinging door.
Rowing machine: you tried but stopped as your strength waned. Amazing how quickly the dust has gathered.
Medication: so many different pills. I forget what they were all for. I should give them to the pharmacist. But not today.
Your pillow: the smell of you.
Your voice: in my head as I sleep, fading when I open my eyes.
Written for Stephanie at Word Adventure’s #tuesdayuseitinasentence. Take the word – today it’s REMAIN / REMAINS – and use it in a post.
*In the last scene of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, Zuzu Bailey says, ‘Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.’