My alarm is ringing. I hear her. I know her incessant rattling is for me. But what was it that I needed to get up for?
So warm is the blanket and bed in which I lay what If I let her arms coddle me a while longer.
And just close my eyes…
I sit up in a hurry. In a panic I check the time.
She reaches and gently pulls me back down
I argue with her “ let me go” I say “I have many important things to do today”
She reminds me that I am happy here
Content… ecstatic even
Oh god I’m late and I won‘t be able to make that meeting
It’s the third time I had to reschedule
If I get dressed now, maybe I -
She shuts me up and lays me down
I know I belong here now
who am I for thinking it would end up any different
*bing* A text from my husband asking me If I brought the car to the mechanic yet
One little thing that he asked me to do
just one little thing
all I do is lay here, all I do is sleep
no help to anyone
it doesn’t get better
it doesn’t go away
and the day is all done now so I might as well stay
she hugs me with a smile as I snuggle in