For Today

I love your willowy body, your feet that walk a little 10-to-2

Your slim, intelligent hands. Your body

I love the wildness in your eyes

Their endless blue

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I love your laugh, free and real and wanton

I love that you’re a sinner just like me

I love it how you turn your hair behind your ear

I wish that I could see what you can see

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I’ve missed you all this time that I’ve been missing

Lost in illusion, dreaming life away

And so alone despite you there beside me

I lived by night even though it was day

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I am here to praise you, I am the ground beneath you

I am a witness to the divinity you incarnate

I don’t want to miss a single moment of your presence

Our time is precious, the hour is getting late

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I love the way you curl yourself in shyness

Even shyness has a kind of grace

I love that I have witnessed your body changing

You have only grown more beautiful with age

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I love that you will never stop believing

In the power of truth, and in a brighter day

I see bright days illuminate our future

But first I’ll learn to love you for today.

House

I bought a house 

Because they said you should

It was medium-sized 

All in all, quite good. 
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The first year we were there 

The septic tank went

Some men came with a truck 

It was money well spent

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Because the shit piles up 

If you don’t take care

All those Sisyphean tasks

Become hard to bare

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Bins out on Thursday

Recycling every other week

Sweep, clean and wash stuff

Try to keep things neat

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The wife’s better at surfaces 

But she’s as messy as a pup

I put things away 

But I can’t be arsed to cook

We live here with our daughter 

She’s not four feet tall 

Six years-old

The lodestone of it all

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I can’t say it suits me

The home owner tag

But it’s probably better than renting

Which was also a drag

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I once met a hermit

He had a hut by a mine

He drank like a fish

And existed out of time

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I couldn’t wait to get away

His home was filled with ghosts

My home is filled with plastic toys

And clothes, and broken phones

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I sort of think I love it though

While I kid myself I don’t

I just never thought I’d ever 

Get to be fully grown.