Remember When... a Valentine's Reminder
I remember so many things about our love..
I laughed at the jokes that I didn't even get,
and I told you I liked you in that sweater...with the
and I remember waiting all night in the emergency room,
just to find your were allergic to mushrooms
and when I had to sit waiting for hours,
when we had the one bathroom shoebox
with the always too cold shower
and when we agreed to let your brother stay,
even though I predicted we'd both rue-the-day
and I never said I told you so...
and I even played the villain when it was time to say 'go!'
and attending the the somewhat boring events,
and feigning surprise at uninspired presents
and taking my turn to put the kids to bed,
and rubbing that stinking ointment on your leg
and setting aside that plate,
when yet again ... for dinner you were late
and letting you win at cards...
for God knows, you took losing so hard
and I always had to fall asleep first
cause you snored like a bear
but were as cuddly as a cub when woke,
so who cared...
and remembering the places to touch that tickled,
and never eating the last pickle
and kissing the nape of your neck
and remembering how frisky you would get
and wearing your favorite color on your birthday
and at dinner time, remembering whose time it was to pray
and nights when we stared at the stars,
and sleeping under the same, in that broke down car
and I remember how you stood up for me,
the way of defending my integrity
and I can remember how big I always felt,
even when you made my heart melt
and the cold days, and how we snuggled,
and how adept you were, at the art of the cuddle
and I still remember when you couldn't dance ...
except on my toes,
and over the years how your skills had grown
and you didn't hurt me like you used to...
you only hit my foot every other song or two
but to dance this dance with you
i'd do it all again
till their playing our song in the heavens
over , and over again...
Laurinzo Scott 2013