If I wanted right now I could ask, Please come
and hold me. And you would, no excuses,
if I wanted.

If I asked, you would drop the tool from your hands,
help me gather debris hacked from our jungle yard,
no complaining.

It is not that you lack direction, far from it.
Not that your life so depends upon mine,
as quietly you sit, strumming guitar, serenading dogs
lying sprawled in hot sun.

What it speaks to is the quality person you are,
wholly magnanimous, completely selfless,

What it means, dear purveyor of patience,
is that any would come up short
if compared.

But we do not make comparisons,
as morning spins webs into evening,
weeks furrow into years and life extinguishes,
too hastily to gather meaning beyond daytime patter
and rituals of the night.



6 thoughts on “IF

  1. A personal matter it would seem Bela. If so, you are very fortunate indeed – deserving, yet fortunate too. Then again, if it were to be a reflection of what had once been, the same applies. H ❤

    1. Yes, Hariod, personal. Written about my husband. And though nothing is perfect and we’ve had our ups and downs over the decades, he’s a rock I apprecate on a daily basis. I’m a kite kind of person, so that rock really comes in handy 😉

      Many blessings over the holidays, Hariod, and thank you, as ever, for your kind words. ❤

    1. Yes, Celi, I count my blessings. And I so understand the string. You’ve got far more invested in that farm in the way of time and energy than I could dream possible, myself. I mean, I have a crazy huge garden, but it’s only 1/2 acre. Without winter’s adverse conditions! So happy to see you here! I still so enjoy your blog, your photos are as stunning as ever. Wishing you love and joy through the holidays! 2016 will be here before we know it! xoxo

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