A Text

In this world of weirdness, texts simply amp things up a notch. Yesterday, I received what I thought was some strange Haiku in progress as my wife left her office. It read:

I left my post
it seems like
there was one more thing.
On the island.

As I pondered those words, a second text arrived, to seemingly finish the thought.

Fruit remembered.

Wow, words with power! I read it again in its entirety, loving the flow. I considered her thoughts. Did she mean she’d quit her job and we were headed to an island for rest and relaxation? Did she recall the wonderful fruit we ate in Hawaii nearly two years ago that was juicy, ripe and delicious.

I read it again in its entirety and wept at the beauty.
I left my post
it seems like
there was one more thing.
On the island.
Fruit remembered.

I couldn’t wait for her to get home.

She came in an hour later with two grocery bags and thumped them on the counter. “I left my Post-It note on the island in the kitchen this morning and couldn’t remember the last thing on my grocery list. It was bananas.”

She gave me a long look. “Why are you wearing a Hawaiian shirt in February?”

She’s right. Life is bananas. I just love that gal!


About reaviszwortham

Reavis Z. Wortham is the author of The Red River Mysteries from Poisoned Pen Press, and the Sonny Hawke thrillers from Kensington Publishing. Book 7 in the Red River series, Gold Dust releases September 4, 2018. Book 2 in the Hawke series, Hawke's War, releases May 29, 2018. The Humor Editor for Texas Fish and Game magazine, he's also a columnist for a number of newspapers and is a frequent contributor for magazines. For more fun, visit his web page at www.reaviszwortham.com for photos, appearances, reviews, and a little look back into history with a glossary of east Texas words used in both books. Happy Perusing.
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