This is who I am, right now

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The butcher
the baker
a candlestick maker
A shoulder to cry on
The one who pays
attention to you

A dessert maker experimenting
on our ice cream sundaes
with m&ms
over spoonfuls
of peanut butter

The doctor
bandaging your booboos
your chemist
managing your medications
the frustrated researcher
who can’t seem to find the cure

A jilted lover
who knows deep love
the class clown
who yearns for affirmation
your secret Santa
but not so quiet about it

Everybody’s bus driver
en route to excitement
the equipment manager
before every trip
a recycler
with too many things I might need

This is who I am
right now
your pleasure
a pain
clueless significant other
shelter in the rain
the one who cherishes every hat I wear
because you are there.

Copyright © 1960-2017 Lawrence J. J. Leonard All rights reserved.

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