Thank You


I kiss her cheek  


because of her kindness.




A small thank you for


those ‘baby tears’


for my wife she said


a gift for Christmas




she’s happy in


the Home for the Aged


where simple pleasures


are hers to share.




For one brief moment my lips


touch her cheek


for one brief moment


I am her son.


Thank you lady.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

When I was Administrator of a Home for the Aged in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada, I cherished time spent with this resident. Her wonderful Christmas gift was for my wife and I still remember that precious moment of receiving it.