A Herniated Disk Rings in the New Year
My daughter snuggles
against my upper spine,
the part that cracks at night
when I breathe deeply.
For her three-year old mind,
these nightly knuckle cracks
bubble up in dreams,
and pop unnoticed.
For me, they’re effervescent cartilage drums
beating arrhythmic reminders that time
Tom Ferrebee lives and works in Chile with his wife and two children. He can be found seeking novelty living abroad and dreaming of some year in the future when he might return to his hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia in the United States. @TomFerrebee