My car pulls into the driveway
the engine stops, my mind keeps running
Events of the day all clamour for replay
Emails, conversations, countless other obligations
and work that should have been done yesterday
Tired and hungry I gather my things
“Summoning all available energy units”
to complete this next level
to be a husband, stepdad, human being
I open the door, and there is my wife.
My fingers pass across your back
and a tingle ripples through me
a sudden surge of emotion
a love that washes over
as your eyes say You are home.
It’s something about your presence
as my arm wraps you up
and I pull you smiling into me
nestling in your hair, inhaling your smell
whispering soft things in your ear.
This is all I need
this woman right here in my arms
the deadlines, pressures, disapproval
they all fade into irrelevance
as your love tells me I am home.
The skies are dark and full of rain
The wind is out in force.
We’re not inclined to leave the house
This day will pass indoors.
Time is delicious when it slows
All options on the table.
Our cozy home is full of life
We do what we are able.
We’re all at home for this spring break
So homework sits on pause
These are times for quiet naps
for reading, games, and saws.
There was a time when days like these
would strike me as depressing
I’d leave my cold dark basement suites
To make the silence lessen.
But that was then and this is now
I’ve moved from D to M.
A leap was made, as were some vows
And singles became one.
Two years wed, and kid you not
I’m still a boy in love.
This bubble simply will not pop
You’re clearly from above.
Your smile says Boy, I love you
Your eyes say I do care
Your body tells me I’m your man
Your kiss is medium rare.
Three years ago I studied you
but little did I know
The host of ways that you’d improve
my life, my joy, my soul.
Despite the rain’s best efforts
My spirits will not dampen.
Beside the fire I wrap you up
My heart at peace. Content.