What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The challenge, this week, is "Remains of the day".
to usher you off to blissful sleep
your eyes close, I hear you breathe
in measured cadence, long and deep.
I think of all the years long past
how much of your life, given to me,
I wonder how much I have left to give
how much life there is yet to be.
And I thank all that's holy
for the treasure that is you
for the life we lead
for the sons we grew
Our sunset coming
at least I can say
we will, together,
spend the remains of the day.
Happy Thanksgiving, each and every, lovely, one of you.