Today he told me, so I told him…..

The heaviness of it all sat on our tongues for a brief moment.

And then just as quickly the telling broke free at the pace of a child running outside for recess when the bell has rung.

He stayed on course.

I drifted direction some.

Silence followed

Cicadas humming amongst the trees soothed our souls as we sat together and took in the smell of a moonless night.