The whine of a needy puppy
Faintly sounds from across the house.
Insistent drip, drip, dripping;
A reminder of jobs left unfinished.
Nails frantically hitting metal:
The ringing bell of a dog wanting out.
Wooden creaks and groans,
Constant shifting weight as pen meets page.
Mechanical drone pervades the silence:
A wordless announcement of, “We are still here.”
This is an evening filled with waiting
For the disturbance to break this stillness.