i will try

November 17, 2014

if i were to come home
wrap you in a cozy blanket
lay you on the couch in warm light
brush your hair and rub your feet
with quiet companionable equanimity
that would be awesome

if i were to come home
grab a cheapassbeer from the fridge
collapse on the couch amidst the chaos
feel the ache in my head and feet
try to accept the noise and my deep tension
that would be obvious

if i were to come home
wrap you in a hug as soon as the kids let me
sit on the couch with them and read books
look forward to when we can relax our minds and rest our feet
together release as much of it all as we can
that will be enough

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5 Responses to “i will try”

  1. Danielle Says:

    Sometimes it seems that good enough is the best one can hope for.

  2. Lindsey Says:

    Trying (and failing) to picture ANYONE maintaining “quiet companionable equanimity” while all 3 of your kids are demanding full attention.

    • Shawn Says:

      well in the fantasy of the 1st stanza theyre probably not there. But maybe we were all just giving each other a big hygge. Hygges for everybody and you too.

  3. Ryan Roling Says:

    Sometimes I dream of a time that is peaceful and quiet, but I always hear a whispering voice remind me, “Don’t wish time away.”

    But I still find myself wishing for a moment of silent get away.

  4. Gail Brown Says:

    Hugs, books and rest sounds pretty good to me.


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