She Loves Me

She Loves Me

I watch her cooking

Each movement precise and confident

Concentration and grace

Punctuated by joyous singing along to the radio


I watch her entertaining

Talking, laughing, making sure everyone’s glass is full

The perfect hostess

Queen of her domain and ruling with benevolence


I watch her working

The cute frown line forming between her eyebrows

Competence and efficiency

Getting things done with accuracy and flair


I watch her sleeping

Expression smoothed out by repose

Peaceful and beautiful

Dreaming of things just out of her reach


She loves me

I know she loves me

That’s why she always leaves the curtains open

So I can watch




[Originally written for the weekly Hour of Writes competition - first published in February 2015]


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