Life in Six Hundred WordsKyle Johnson's face was a mixture of anticipation and worry as he paced around in the clean, white hospital waiting room. There were others in the room, also pacing or sitting apprehensively, but Kyle paid no heed to them. His attention was focused on only one thing.The door.It opened! All eyes quickly snapped towards the door, faces lighting up with hope. A man in a clean white coat came out, clipboard in hand and called out in a soft, yet unwavering voice, "Mr. Johnson?"Kyle felt a wave of anxiety surge through his body as he quickly made his way to the doctor. As he approached, he saw a slight twinkle in the doctor's eyes and immediately, he knew. He looked at the doctor, his eyes pleading for confirmation. It was given: "Congratulations. It's a boy."Aaron Johnson danced around excitedly in the car. "Are we there yet, Mommy?" he asked eagerly."Almost, sweetie," replied Lori, distractedly. As a mother, she was understandably nervous about releasing her son into the world, but it
Odd FlowerMany an odd flower I've found,Petals, torn, cast into the ground.Hope, if only true, was givenThen taken back.Again.