Everything


From the top of your head to the sole of your feet, please keep giving me everything that I see.  As you give me everything that’s visible to me; I also want the things that I can’t see… like your mind, your soul, and your beautiful heart beat.  I want to learn to know your favorite everything, and everything that you don’t like will never be seen.  I’ll make sure your needs never turn into wants, and everything that you want is what I want you to need.  
Just to have the honor of sharing the air you breathe makes me inhale and exhale each moment… slowly.  Like a whiff of a scratch and sniff scent with roses, or like a night drift reaching shore from the ocean.  I want to be the one you adore and your devotion.  I want to shower you with a love that forever rains, so that the root of your heart grows into my everything.  I want to learn to love everything about you and to feel misplaced if I did anything without you, because a heart isn’t worth anything without two.  From the very start I knew my dreams were coming true, because reality was manifesting in the form of you.  Now each day that I wake up is confirmation of blessings coming down after prayers have gone up. Everything that you do is my God given proof.  My everything is what He sent through you.  If I opened your heart and looked inside, I’ll find everything I needed to walk through life.   If I couldn’t walk, the love that you provide is more than strong enough for a comfortable ride.  You’re my everything, my wheels and my guide.  Even though I can’t physically touch love; you still find ways to show me how it feels inside.  So for the rest of my life I’m giving you so much love.  Everything plus everything equals everything for us.

©Rodrick Bates