Linking up with Five Minute Friday today!
Leap past the window and lean in across tangled sheets, dreams,
A lost sock. Some lost change.
Lost hours of sleep.
It’s sunny today and I feel it through my eyelids and through my glorious plans
for laundry, for folding, for keeping it all clean.
The sun says, “Forget the plans. Go play.”
The boys and I grab our bikes and snacks and backpacks
and one small boy even asks if we can take the cat
“He will fit in the basket mommah I swear.”
And we head out.
The cat, alas, is left behind to ponder and sleep in a spot of sun
by the front door, where we fall over his furry belly, laughing and home and
full bellied from snow cones and snacks and mislaid plans
because today was a blue sky day.
Amen and thank You and look at the clouds!
They sit in the sky like impossible dollops of cream and I can’t
understand, how did You do that? Create this for us?
Why? When we don’t deserve it, and we live such smallness
of laundry and bickering and plans to kidnap cats.
Why did you make us those clouds in a sky the color
of pool water and just as deep?
You must love us an awful much.
Like THIS much, as Red stretches his arms wide as he
swoops in for a hug and kiss as soft as a butterfly’s wings.
“I just yub you mommah,” he says, sweaty from the bike ride.
He smells like a copper penny, left out in the sun.