Tuesday, October 22, 2013


we lay there
just us
snuggled on the bed
late this afternoon
(that languid time)
between after-school and dinner preps,
him with his Nancy Drew
and me almost finished with an old favorite.

and soon i started to drift
(no surprise there)
and as i did,
i could feel him get up to kneel beside me,
tucking in the blanket on all sides of me,
bundling me up into my own little cocoon.

and even in my dozing,
i smiled inside,
aware and
so touched that he would care
for me enough
to want to nurture me this way.
(it's so nice to be nurtured.)

so i found myself in the mood,
giving back to him and the rest
(nurturing in my own way)
a candlelight supper
of an apple-cinnamon baked oatmeal.

simple and cozy.
and just right
for tonight.

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