Secret Passages

Grandma dies

and Dad has the kitchen remodeled.

Soon we’ll have a new stove
and a dishwasher. But for now
it’s hide-and-seek
and the hole in the counter
is really big.

I set up the cardboard
and wait.

There’s something in here

softer
than breathing.
A girl’s laugh,
stuck in the wood.

 

The contractor finds me later.

Added: February 24, 2013 | Last changed: June 24, 2014