Like a fine wine that melds flavors as it seasons in an oak barrel over time
Everything I do is a mixture of good and the other from meals to enduring “it” all.
My beloved likes his hot sauce, his cheesy toppings and bold flavors along the way
Mine’s gotta be subdued, seasoned with salt from the sea and little else but with ghee.
In the area of health my River Bear gets on the water even on a late wintry day
Where I rejoice if I can wander outside with the pup or try the more mundane of little things inside.
Steve puts up with so much: dashed plans, travels alone, a romantic night turned into caregiving
Wifey-poo’s illness cancels plans, sours the embrace, changes everything we once held dear, I sigh.
There is no proper blend when dark symptoms fend off many moments of goodness again and again
We just Cape Diem my love, for we know not how long we have anyways as we pray and pray and pray.
Tis a lesson learned to live in the moment, capturing each breath expanded with gentle care
For we never know what may come before the movie credits roll . . . beyond the edge of what we once held so near.
Will deliverance come tomorrow or much later than that with this new thingy again to try?
Like the windows that saw the sun shine on them today, I will wait expectantly on my Lord with my Gentle Hero at my side.