Man of My Dreams
Wise like a hundred-year-old oak
growing in front of the county courthouse,
witness to the comings and goings
of humankind, a student of history.
Mind as nimble as an otter playing
“now you see me, now you don’t”
among the plants, above and below
the surface of the water.
Honest and forthright as a dandelion
springing up in a manicured lawn,
to be a lily or a rose.
Conscientious like a honeybee
gathering nectar from summer flowers,
nourishment to sustain the hive
when winter fields lie fallow.
Playful as a kitten high on catnip
unraveling a ball of string.
Peaceable as a sleeping puppy
with a tummy full of mother’s milk.
Reassuring and comforting
like the cycles of the moon.
Warm and loving
like the morning sunshine.
Copyright© 2022 by Cheryl Batavia
❤ Happy 74th Birthday, Robert! ❤
Robert is making steady progress after his pacemaker surgery twelve days ago. The strips of tape sealing the incision will come off in two more days. We thank everyone for your good wishes and encouraging words. ❤