fathers shoes

Father

The small room felt so much larger today to the man propped on the bed in front of the lone window. He sensed a change in the wind coming through the flimsy curtains that hung down in tatters behind him. The room had acquired a brightness notwithstanding the peeling paint on the walls and Sid, as people called him, felt on top of the world.…

Crocodile Tears

He died the night I thought I was dying. “I can’t breathe,” I whispered, when I heard his languid voice on the other end.“Why? What’s wrong?”Gasping, I described the excruciating pain in my lungs.“How bad is it, darling?” He asked, affecting anxiousness. I groaned in reply.I heard a sigh, laboriously drawn and I smiled in spite of the pain.“Why don’t you call a doctor?” he suggested.…

Depression

“I start to feel like I can’t maintain the facade any longer, that I may just start to show through. And I wish I knew what was wrong. Maybe something about how stupid my whole life is. I don’t know. Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep…