Rosie cat with a full morning bowl
meows fretfully at whomever comes
downstairs next until more, even
a sniggle, is added. It is not the food
but the humble obeisance, recognition,
of the care and feeding commitment.
I fly twelve hundred miles to visit
my son with several days at hand,
but the sniggle is all that will matter.
The first moments, Hello Daddy Hello
Michael, confirm, acknowledge, are
the sacrament, caring commitment,
We do not need much in our lives
perhaps only moments, sniggles,
of connection, affirmation, promise,
but need them we do.
Take eat, embody the back together.
This is the real thing.