oh sweet morning
there were moments of waking, then the fuzz of sleep;
there were some seconds of pure clarity
and that's when I knew what was going on..
not the kind that would win an Academy Award
or grace the cover of a good romance novel
the kind that happen without anyone knowing..
not even the receiver
the kind that happen when you are in a moment all by yourself
when you have the few extra minutes, or not..
the ones that hit a cheek, a nose, a forehead..
maybe a shoulder or hand
these are the kisses that hold a relationship together
i'm no picnic, yet i demand a lot.
with all i give or don't give, i have received a man that cares for me
that loves me despite these things
i have received a family that is priceless; irreplaceable
this morning, i received the most special moment.
the kind that happens when there is no one else to see,
and for that reason, it's much more breathtaking
this morning i received a bit of
that heart which my own beats for
after Thomas left for work I sat up like I had just heard a parade of dinosaurs flood the room
i was in that moment where I asked myself
"did that just happen?"
it was like a sleeping cliffhanger; strong enough to rival my first time seeing Inception
i immediately missed him
i emailed him to say thank you for the sweet morning.
i said it made me feel loved, and it made me happy
i said "i think i felt you kiss me not once, but twice?"
i giggled in text at my puppylove-infused, exhausted delirium
he said "i hope you know I love you dearly.."
"actually, i gave you 5 or 6 kisses this morning, not just two."
kiss someone you love today.