Can’t Outswim the River

by Steve Mitchell

These damn colds.

Lucie is sick.  Cos is sick.  Alec seems okay.  I’m right on the edge and could go either way.

We just wanted to hold it together until New Years.

We want to dress up and go out with our friends and drink the booze and act all silly and share the moment.  We look forward to it every year.

We even begged out of going to my sister’s house on Christmas day because she and her family were convalescing after nasty colds.


Maybe we’ll make it to the party this year.  Maybe we won’t.

And I have to work New Years day.

If we can’t make the party, we’ll stay in with pizza … that’d be nice too.


These damn colds.