One More Night

I don’t like it when Elmer is not around.

When he is on business trip.

Or wherever.


Elmer, building the kids’ tent by the beach

I over do everything.

I over eat, over cook, over clean, over yell.

I’m just too over the top.

He’s my blood pressure stabilizer, my security blanket, my anxiety reliever.

He’s admirable with the children.


Luis, Elmer’s look-a-like, will do for now.

But the man has to do what he has to do.

I can’t wait for the weekend when his back.

Just one more night.