Dogs 2014

MY VALENTINE
(2/14/14)


I am
grateful
for your beauty
your humor
and the way
that you mix
the two
so freely
together

I am
grateful
that you are driven
to constantly
improve yourself
physically
mentally
educationally
and vocationally

I am
grateful
for the way
that you look
after us
allowing
our lives to flow
so smoothly
without me
most times
even realizing
what has
been done

I am
grateful
for your patience
with this old man
who has never
really
had to share
his life
or his home
with anyone

I am
sorry
that I forget
this gratitude
at times
and do not
show you
the appreciation
that you
so much
deserve

please know
however
that I shall
never forget
that
I love you