Written by me.
When you go home,
You open the door
And the dogs come to greet you
They can’t believe their luck
That their wonderful human beings are home
All they want in return for their unconditional love is for you to love them back.
After greeting the happy animals,
You wave good bye to the babysitter
As you and your partner pop in
To check on you beautiful little boy
The sound of his breath is just the most precious thing
What a lovely family you have grown.
You smile at each other and
Make your way to the kitchen to
Chat about your evening.
A lovely evening
Catching up with friends
You dissect the ‘he saids’ and ‘she saids’
Until you have filled each other in
On the important news of the night
You make your way to the living room
Where you sit
Just to relax and
Spend quality time together
You apologise to each other
For being snappy at each other earlier in the day
And once again your heart
is filled with love.
You chat and laugh
About how silly you both were
And give each other a hug
The dogs lay across you
And you feel a sense of ‘full’
Fullness of the heart,
Nothing else need fill you.
You go to bed….just when you are tired
You walk into the bedroom and
Chat through the transition
The dogs spinning round your legs.
Your boy coughs into the baby monitor and you check one last time
All is ok.
You get into bed
Making sure to get in on YOUR side
It’s nice to be in the presence of another
You exist, you are whole. You sleep.
When I go home,
I open the door…