Buttons and Books

Buttons and books embellish the bed
Where yesteryear fell teddies and toys.
Then daylight, dawn and draw of tea,
I tear myself from the collage.
Effortlessly, the seams suture
And the canvas is complete in my absence.
I sigh.  Content. 

Kaleidoscope limbs tangle and twist,
Seeking out a new resting place.
The challenge is harder these days,
As the seasons pass and everything grows. 

Away from me they unfurl-
A little more
A little more
Reaching for space to flourish,
I hope this will always be so. 

Legs languish over the canvas edge-
Glue drops waiting to fall. 

The midnight hour came and went-
we didn’t notice,
busy in buttons and books-
Bountiful business.
Comfortable in our chaos
Weaving our fabric together.

Author: Lowrey E. Gray

Usually found with a cup of tea, a pet or a book, I am most content with life's humble gifts. A catch up with friends and home baked cakes is my idea of bliss. My heart beats where my family are close but my soul will always be in that place between sunset and sunrise. 💚

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