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October 2016, vol 12 no 3

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Ryan Jessup

Before Children

it seems like another life back when it was just us and we lived near the city and went out more and partied with friends more and slept later on our days off and really had the time to do whatever we wanted like a couple of lovebirds jumping along from branch to branch

but these freedoms were not enough as life was fun but it was not full and now I believe that we were much lonelier in those years like someone had passed away and yet they had not even entered our world

our precious Harrison and our sweet Caroline our most beloved company were simply waiting over the horizon to help complete us and bring us into the brightest season of our lives

all those mornings
the absence of small voices
to wake us