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You came in late from work.
I know it was hard today in the mud.
People get hurt on the job…
You are safe, my prayers are answered.
You smell of sweat, and dirt… like the deep Earth.
Coal dust, black embedded into everything,
part of you, part of me, part of the couch.
Brave man, I love you.
You take care of us, and I know
“He” has his hand on you.
I finish setting the table and bring you a beer.
I don’t like that you drink, but I bring it anyway.
This is your house, I understand and it is not an issue.
I only worry, when you ask for two or three or…
Not tonight. You smiled. You are happy.
Things must have gone well.
My heart can dance. I will turn on the old radio.
I will set the mood. I will try hard to make you remember…
exactly why you go into the darkness…
for me, for you…for us!
God keep you safe.
Copyright © Ann Foster | Year Posted 2019
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