Hidden chains

Confusing thoughts swirling, Decisions to be made pending. Why is it so difficult to choose? Would it be easier it there were no choice? Why does he linger over every thought? Why does he influence a choice he is not part of? Is it because he is? Or is it because you cannot let go…

Comforting pretense 

I grasped his wrist: it was cold as ice.  My fingertips searched for a pulse.  Why is it so cold in here? Who set the thermostat so low? Maybe I should go change the setting on the air conditioner.  My fingertips searched some more for a pulse as I watched his face in peaceful sleep. …