Monday, May 4, 2009

For Kaden

"Mommy, I love you as big as the whales."

And I love you.

As deep as the ocean

And just as wide too

As smelly as all the animals in the zoo

I love you as big as the mountains,

As tall as the trees

And yes,

As big as the whales that swim in the seas

I love you here and far

From the grass up to the stars

I'll love you forever

I'll like you for always

Through your best, your funniest

And your most michevious days

I love you as wet as the rain

On the gray coast of Maine

And as dry as the desert on the sunniest day

I love you more, I love you most

I love you in every big and little way.


I play these words in my head;

Replies to the nothing that you've said.

We've been playing this game;

Without a label, without names,

Without the three words I want to say.

When I'm angry, you know it

When I'm happy, I'll show it

But when it comes to my love,

My lips won't let go of it.


When your stare escaped away from mine,

What thoughts dripped from the corner of your eye?

Were you thinking you love me?

Were you thinking good-bye?

You asked what I'm doing,

"I'm trying to read your mind"

You asked if it's working

And got a discouraged reply.

What image rests in the corner of your mind?

What exists in your dreams, your hopes, your lies?

Tell me, what words danced through your gaze

As you stared off into a corner far away.