Last night I cradled your fevered body
and nursed you through that fitful darkness
hoping you might rest.
In the morning we rose
and shook off our fuzzy slumber
as we bathed your drenched and tired body.
And then we sat together on that dark leather couch
and you fed me heart-shaped cereal
pinched between your chubby forefinger and thumb.
As each heart was placed in my open mouth
a look of joy and satisfaction stole across your face.
And the moment became a sacrament.