Things I hold dear:
An amazing relationship with my parents.
An incredible family.
Those early mornings in bed, sleep shrouded,
when The Monkey arrives and cuddles close.
When for a few moments,
it's we two, two dogs, and a cat
all piled in and quilt-toasted.
When the bed feels, after a long night,
like it's finally the right size.
This small town.
I love this town.
with its drafty halls and huge oak trees.
With all its potential.
A pool of hopes.