|The Lady of the House|
step bravely in front of me,
defending me from the threat that
I haven't the sense to perceive
the harmless manhole covers on the street!
Only you can give me
the "Make Me!" look
when I call you in too early
unbidden, sidle up to me,
matching my stride pace-for-pace
through unfamiliar woods.
Only you can splatter rain puddles
and snow melt, studying the
|Lord & Master, Resident Hydrologist|
for hours on end
act like it's bloody murder when I try
to wipe you down with a damp cloth!
Only you can wake me
in the dead of night
insistent that I feed you,
right this instant
forget hunger for hours
teaching me to play with a string!
Only you can make me shudder with
every thunder, making me wonder
|Class Clown and 'fraidy Cat! Look I can sit on people!|
saunter up and down
a steep, slick, rain washed cliff
like it were nothing!
Only you can try to melt me
with your eyes, trying to pour
your essence into me,
so I can take you everywhere I go
can't stand the heat of my closeness
when you know I am not leaving!
Only you can be unfazed by
cancer and surgery and the
|I have to go out and meditate!|
need an emergency medical visit
in the middle of a raging blizzard
because I would not let you out
on a bone chilling winter's day!
Only you can be trained
to sleep with your head on my arm,
body parallel to mine, like a human child
refuse to learn your own name!
Only you four!
Only you can love me the way you do
Wordlessly, but in a thousand languages!
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