I remember a time when my house was your haven
The colors soothed your mood;
There the harsh glare of the sun was shut out
And the cloak of your machismo was shed;
There, you could be vulnerable
I watched the soft rise and fall
Of your bosom many a time
And read your dreams –
Dreams of bliss riding on contented sighs;
You knew that I knew –
I was the man of your dreams
Watching you whilst you dreamt of me.
I remember a time when I was your safety net
The one you trusted
Trust – hard worn
Proven over time
Kilned in the oven.
I remember –
In the middle of the most mundane task –
How happy I was.