Tender

Tender

Tender

When did I become soft?

When the pink dots

Appeared on my hands

 

Perhaps..

Or maybe it's when I noticed

Your eyes framed so completely

With your eyelashes in the corners

 

Tender

When did I become warm?

When I knew you'd be in my bed

Holding me close and kissing my neck

 

Perhaps..

Or maybe it was the day

When you told me I was perfect

Knowing you accept and admire my flaws

 

Tender

When did I notice the earth?

I feel it's vibrations and my feet are

Sturdy and digging deep in the dirt

 

Perhaps..

Or maybe it was the urgency

To find something to create

To grow and to learn

 

Tender

When did I discover the plants?

I saw how they reach towards the sky

Worshipping their beloved sun

 

Perhaps

Or maybe I fell in love with the honey bee

Working hard to create her home

Unknowingly, giving me my nourishment

Sustaining my life

 

Tender

I am yours

 

Perhaps

I am the earth's