Thursday, January 27, 2011


i'll paint the fences white for you
if you tell me you're coming home.

i'll put candles in the windowsills
to guide you in the gloam.

i'll wear your favorite dress and put a flower in my hair.
i'll warm the stove and light the fire
and sweep the front porch stairs.

i'll bake your favorite cake for you...
if you really are coming home.

i'll put away every fear for you,
if never more you shall roam.


L.L. Barkat said...

"I'll paint the fences white for you"

I loved that promise. You make me sigh. :)

Anonymous said...

Not sure if the tone is hopeful or forlorn

bluemountainmama said...

i'm not sure, either