next to the warmth
of him stretching and then holding
and giving his arms a gentle squeeze.
Self-love–stretching and pulling the mind.
Then padding out to the kitchen
and preparing a simple, yet classic meal
of Bruschetta and grapes, laying it out
on a charcuterie platter.
Next, steeling into the bedroom to rouse him from rest.
We sit and happy chat
Knowing we have each other’s back.
And tidying up, we each go on
to a perfect day and on and on and on and on . . .