I would ease this heart hurt rawness
Be the doc leaf balm to your stung skin
Wrap myself softly around the soreness
In your soul. Spit, faith and relief.
That warm, animal self, the puppy lick
The purr that soothes, the paw, the fur
To nuzzle and comfort as creatures do
When sorrow is simple, easy to address.
These shoulders broad enough
To put between a person and the world,
This body a pillow in face of weariness
Places to lay your head.
Warmth for the chill in your bones,
In your spirit, skin heat to ward off
The loneliness for a little while
Sleep safe beside me.
No matter how we complicate life
In essence we are just soft creatures
In need of shelter, craving safety
Asking to be welcomed home.