I will hold you close against my heart
Kiss your cheek, and in your softness feel at peace
Hold you close and breathe you in, deeply, sweetly.
I will feel your hand against my skin
Small and trusting, safe and warm
And feel your fingers stroke me
With love and gentleness.
On your breath, the sweet scent of my milk
Rising like a promise, like a poem
Hold you, nourish you, keep you safe
And in your heartbeat, hear my own.
I will kiss you goodbye, and feel the pain of parting
I will feel my arms yearn to hold your trusting weight
I will say farewell, sweet boy, and walk away
But I will still be yours, and you mine
Every time for me, a little death
The pain of parting, the hearts beating alone
Every time for me, and each for you.
I will walk into your sight
Work-weary, pressed down by my day
But in seeing you, your smile, such a joy
Sweet balm for the spirit and the soul
I will take you into my arms
And hold you tight
And kiss your cheek
And feel our hearts together,
Beating just as strongly as they ever did,
And I will see the whole world in your smile.
And I will be the whole world in your eyes.