Saturday, May 12, 2012

for my wife on her first mother's day

a house that needs cleaning
a little boy crying
dirty dishes in the sink
these are the things that betray
the truth of the situation
the magic and the mystery
the mandate laid down before time itself

that our two lives should intertwine
that we would know love
by knowing each other
struggling with and against

at war while making peace
creating life while dying for a break
thank you for all you do
for our son
for our home
for our lives
but most of all
thank you for the fulfillment of a promise
made before time began
that we would find each other
that you would help shape the man i am
and by knowing you
i would know all that is good

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