Since the beginning of you and I,
we have bought thirty-three calendars.
I know you like your coffee beige
and that cereal is your feast on
weekday mornings, but on weekends,
you’ll skillfully whip up an omelet.
I’ve never mastered the egg flip.
I know which of your shirts have hung
around for the long haul and if you could
backpack every day, you would. If you
had a choice: flip flops or hiking boots,
the boots would win by a broad margin.
I know our children have the best dad.
You think you’re lucky finding me,
but I am the lucky one…
to wake up each morning with your
pillow beside mine, to witness the sun’s
first peek through the window, to vie
for blankets on a January night.
We are ears and rocks for each other,
having mastered the flavors and textures,
while learning each other’s landscape.
But the depth of our devotion
has not reached its full potential.
There is more closeness to discover
in spaces yet to be revealed.
I feel like a grand prize winner
in this thing called life
where do-overs aren’t magically offered.
You and I became an Us,
and as more lines come into light,
as more grays persist,
even if feet shuffle and bones ache,
there will be more calendars to hang.
Lauren Scott ©
This poem is one of four that I contributed
to the anthology, Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships.
A beautiful collection of poetry
where twelve poets reveal their
most personal moments,
compiled by Kaye Lynne Booth
and Robbie Cheadle.
To purchase your copy, here is the link: https://books2read.com/u/3kP8aK.
Also available in paperback on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/mry57jdu.
Thank you for stopping by,
Lauren Scott ❤️
55 thoughts on “The Fine Points”
Thank you, Lauren, for such a beautiful poem!
Thank you for your lovely compliment, Joanna. I’m glad you liked this poem. 💕
Love this! Especially “Ears and rocks for each other”💞
Thanks very much, Val, for your lovely words, and that line is one of my faves, too. ❤️
Such a great poem!!
Thanks for your beautiful words, Darlene, and thanks again for including me in your wonderful Amazon review, too. ❤️
Thanks very much, Beth! I’m glad you liked these “fine points.” ❤️
i love how your words transport me into a moment. Thank you for your beautiful writings, Lauren. I am sure many will enjoy your words in this new book.
Your lovely, inspiring words are a great start to my day, Lisa. Thank you! Many blessings and hugs to you too! ❤️
Thank you as well! xoxo
Oh, Lauren, such a moving poem and indeed you have so many calendars
…(not done writing!) …to hang and spaces to explore. Many hugs your way! 🤗❤🤗
(smiling) Thanks so much, Marina. Your wonderful comment warms my heart. 🙂 Many hugs coming your way too! ❤️🤗❤️
So lovely Lauren. 💖🧡💖
Thanks so much, Sharon! ❤️🌺❤️
Wow! That is how we define real relationships… we even “master the flavors!” Beautifully articulated Lauren.
Thanks for your lovely words, Balroop! 💕
A beautiful poem of love, Lauren.
Thanks very much, John.
So beautiful Lauren. You are very blessed to have a relationship that has lasted so long and is so clearly full of love and devotion.
Aww, thank you, Alison, for your wonderful comment. I feel very lucky every day. I appreciate your visit and lovely words. ❤️
Lovely tribute to a marriage well made and tended.
Thanks for your beautiful comment, Janis. 💗
Hi Lauren, thank you for sharing this incredibly beautiful poem. I am always amazed by the depth of feeling in your poetry.
Thanks for such a wonderful thing to “say” Robbie. ❤️
What a lovely poem Lauren
Thanks so much, Marje! 🥰
Welcome. ❤ X
Thanks for your lovely and wonderful poem, Lauren. Awesome 👍🏽👍🏽
I’m so happy you liked this poem, Kamal. Thank You for your wonderful words! 💖
You are always welcome dear Lauren 💖💖
Beautifully penned Lauren❤️ We’re so blessed to experience this togetherness🥰 much love to you x
Thanks very much, Barbara, for your lovely comment, and we are so blessed. Thinking of you and sending love and hugs. 💞
This is magic, Lauren. ❤ ❤ for you both and your gift of expression through heartfelt words. ❤ ❤
Magic. I love it, Jane. Thank you so much for your magical words that are a great ending to my work week. 🙂 Sending much love your way. ❤️❤️❤️
It’s great that you have found your match.
Thanks, Binky. We’re both blessed. 🙂
What a beautifully evoked tribute to your hubby Lauren ❤
Thanks so much, Debby. I always appreciate your lovely comments. 💞
Absolutely beautiful, Lauren! Hope you’re having a blast… a big boot blast! xo
Thanks so much, Resa! We had one of the best camping trips yet and I’ll return to blogland soon. Happy Saturday! 🥰
Miss you, my happy camper pal! 🥰🥰
Well, I’m back and just posted about our trip this morning. 🙂 Thanks, Resa! I’ll start blog hopping soon again too. Hope you’re having a fab day! ❤️🏕
Ohhh, I’ll be by soon! xoxo