Please make sure there is enough room Let me crawl up here too soon And curl up no matter how big Your lap is the perfect place to dance a jig
You know how toddlers love to play in your lap while you’re trying to work on something? Vincent, my dog (whose almost a year old now) also loves to do that when I’m trying to work on the computer even though he’s much too big to fit there anymore!
Well, with winter coming at least I’ll be extra warm. (laughs)
Best wrapped around my shoulders,
Lady’s gown or cloak or wrap,
At the best of times your always there
Never leaving me when I’m sad.
Keeping me warm when I am cold
Even when it’s snowing and I’m outside.
Years have gone by, but you’re still here.
It’s warm today, a sunlit room
My day has slowly gone.
I’ve watched few things
Begin and end:
Shows and movies and books on file,
Nothing really seems worthwhile.
Children arrive stumbling through the door,
School’s out and now I’m in for more.
Screaming and fighting,
They’re too excited for the week to end.
I’m through with this!
They’ll drive me ’round the bend!
Watching them buzz,
Around and Around,
How do they keep going and going?
Where does the reservoir end?
Trying to direct them is half the task,
The other is keeping on the patient mask.
I must shake my head at myself,
Listening to off key singing is far too amusing.
Lyrics parroted back still in keeping with the beat,
The other doing a credible imitation of rap on the street.
My kitty, so soft and sweet, climbs up on my lap,
Making sure to bump my face and give me my love tap.
A knock on the door receives not a single surprise,
A friend wants to play with very hopeful eyes.
Except works not yet done,
Just a little bit left to do.
Somehow I don’t think I’ll make it through,
Just a little bit more to do…
image: martha0stout’s phone