My lovely little friendly creature you've seen me laugh you've seen me smile get high and fall down on flimsy chairs of all sorts in our kitchen. You've left me your little sweet plants in the pots and the pans in the pantry so whenever I'm lonely I talk to them water them softly and they touch my hand in the dark. But it's hard my dear Eric, not to see you in the mornings hear you hum in the evenings dream in verses at night. See, my window's still open it shall stay so in winter and autumn and even in torrential rain. You'll find crumbs in your matchbox fresh water in bottle caps just in case I'd be in hospital recovering from illness and pain.
** Eric is this lovely creature/foreign exchange student created by Shaun Tan in his series Tales from Outer Suburbia. He came to visit me a while ago and stayed here but left as quietly as he came, and I miss him