Sonnet for my wife
I wake beside you warm in morning's breath
And roll to wrap you snug and safe in arms;
To catch you, assure you I have not left;
And say let's longer sleep through our alarms.
As light opens the day with stripes of shade
And bright across our touching cheeks and bed,
We softly stretch and dream embraces fade
To wash the night and face the day ahead.
The coffee burbles happily on the flame;
You smile and casually kiss me deep
As I enter the kitchen dressed and clean,
And sit me down to drink and eat and keep.
And through the working day you're with me still;
A source of warmth in troublesome chill.