He just wants her to smile while she peels his potatoes

She cries about the stress – He listens

She laughs at the rain – He loves it

She falls into his arms – He strengthens

She aches at the past – He needs it

She bends to pick up his boots – He refuses

He guides her to the kitchen. He backs up and sits down on the oddly placed recliner. He can’t see the TV, but in just a moment she’ll look up as she’s done for a hundred years and smile while she peels his potatoes.

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