the way you say wheee! when we turn a sharp corner
how you offer to push me around in the shopping cart when we go for groceries
(never gets stale….Ahem)
how you sing that song “Over There” when I tell you where I parked the car
how you cook and cook and cook when there are only two of us here,
then take some to needy families and the rest to our kids
how you shop the specials for others who can’t get around, and deliver as well
how you nod off in your chair every night with a cat or two on your lap
how you put that “to do” list up each week, even when it doesn’t get done
how you are the one who always remembers our anniversary, and makes sure
we celebrate it.
how you were there to hold my hand in the hospital
how you have taken three days off sick in thirty years.
how you put up with my sullenness and silences
how you are the one who squirrels away the money for a rainy day, and there are lots of them coming.
how you always have that kettle boiled when you hear me get up, and make the duck lips when I kiss you goodnight
Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on Spillwords.com, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.