Your hand is in mine and I can hear the sweet sound of your breathing
Barely there snores
The windows are open
The breeze is cool
The crickets and tree frogs sing their nighttime tunes
Everything is quiet
I close my eyes and feel a tingly sensation in my tummy
I feel so connected to you tonight
Any tension I had been feeling is released
in one big exhale
You came home and told me about your day
You asked me to hang out with you while you showered
Remember when we used to always do that?
There wasn’t another way.
There was a time we only showered together.
We thought it would always be that way.
But tonight was like that again.
You talked with expression
Full of details
Full of emotion.
I felt like I was there with you, as you walked me through your day
I missed that.
I listened, really listened
I don’t know how long it’s been
since you’ve had my undivided attention
and I’m sorry
But tonight you had my full attention
the man I love
You let me in
I can empathize with you
I can feel you.
That’s what I mean when I say I need this.
The way you look at me says you do too.
You have to leave at 5:30am tomorrow.
I wished I would have known because I would have had a breakfast waiting for you.
The omelette muffins you love.
But I packed your lunch with a love note just like you like
And a sweet treat, too
Because that’s the least I can do
For all that you do
For our son
The little intimacies that make us us.
I love you.