i see you

You look tired dear friend
right to your core.
Not fleeting
like those late nights dancing
or early morning trains.
But completely
and utterly.
It’s the love isn’t it.
The love you give,
give and give.
All day and all night.
Consistently
Pouring out.

 

Inspired by : coffee and a chat 

right here, right now

All that matters is right here, right now.
This very moment of love and peace,
Oh so much love.
No shoes to put on, nor toys to put away.
No food to be fed, nor teeth to be cleaned.
No fight, no struggle, no for the hundredth time.
Just here, just now, you and me.

 

Inspired by: toddler cuddles

go away morning

Go away morning.
Let me lay here a
Moment longer
Surrounded by the warmth
that loves brings.
Go away morning.
I’m happy
In the relative stillness
of our family bed.

Those gentle, and not so gentle
Snores filling the air.
Four hearts beating their tunes
so close together.

Go away morning.
Let me hold on to this
just a moment longer.

 

Inspired by: a bed full of bodies 

this time it’s complicated 

This time it’s complicated my love.
With the boy, I looked into his perfect face for hours,
intoxicated by his beauty.
Just me and him, my heart pouring out love.
With you it’s different.
My love still flows, endlessly
You are perfect, a smile of innocent beauty.
A gift to which I feel underserving.

But I am wracked with guilt,
As an adulterer,
As I steal a heartfelt gaze
As your toddler brother watches on
Wondering what it all means.
Searching for reassurance.

 

Inspired by: the confusion of new baby arrival 

everyone is asleep, except me

Everyone is asleep, except me,
our newborn daughter upon my chest,
comforted by the rhythm of my heart
she knows so well.
Our toddler son, in his big boy bed
still cocooned in your arms
as you raced each other to the land of nod
through story time.

Your snores I can hear,
intertwined,
through the monitor.

Everyone is asleep, except me
And I’m grateful.

 

Inspired by: the first few nights as a mum of two