I Like a Messy Drawer
I like a messy drawer
and a toolbox within easy reach
as well as a freshly made bed in the morning.
I like my tea with honey, and
some flavored cream
I like to leave my flip flops in the living room
when I come in
I like to write, paint, and sing
sometimes off key
to my chagrin!
I like make up, laughter and crackers
whole wheat, please
and I like soft blankets and
babies and their right to sing.
I like fresh air, car rides,
shade and more shade on a hot day
the sound of the ocean and
the crashing of waves
I like finding a nickle on the floor
or under my pillow
I like unexpected kisses
and a call from a distant friend
I like FB friends that call me
nena, chica, y querida amiga
I like people to expect the best of me
to not be biased by past mistakes
They believe in me.
That an innocent remark
was made in love but maybe
I don't know how to make this work.
I like to pray
I like roosters on my drives
I like enormous long lasting rainbows
Rainbows close and even those far away
Those in the morning
and those in the evening when I am about to go home.
I like colors on flowers
I like colors on butterflies
I like that God loves me
and every hour.
and I like you!
You with your crinkled nose
you with your extended arms running to me,
you smiling the biggest smile while sitting on the hammock.
Yeah, I love you, too.
By Elba Vazquez Morales
God bless and have a good day!