Let's go, get up, pin back your hair...take off.
for all my life's sleeplessness has woven
We have traveled so far, you & I. Two children growing into one another.
All the dreams...the things I said I'd do & didn't...while we were waiting...
For The Hero that never came. The Father we hoped for. Nights bundled up together in plastic to stay warm. Lives that seemed better than ours...
Like the time I wanted to get gas heat. You reminded me how sacred the practice keeping our fire was.
Like the times we argued over who would empty the compost...or get the water.
I wish now, I could have said what I needed, rather than all the things that are wrong with you.
Even before you, the summer will arrive.
Because love cannot always fly without resting. Our kisses head back home where they belong.