Close to You

Close to you was the hummingbird mama who uncharacteristically thought nothing of zooming into our home to no doubt make sure you understood about her nest and babies outside our back patio door.

Close to you was our red hen Bitchy who followed you everywhere you would let her in hopes that you would scoop her up into your arms and give her a good pat.

Close to you was Raider the wily wolf looking to snatch one of your belongings so he could lure you into play and claim more of your precious attention.

Close to you was our Maine Coon princess Scarletdreams sniffing in your essence, massaging your head, nestling sweetly against your legs where you made a safe spot for her to slumber uninterrupted.

Close to you is where I’ve been for 22 years now.

So long ago I saw what the animals saw…and basking in your sweet light is where I’ll always be…

Close to you.

©Dani Heart  12-18-22

Seeds of Love

Soon we will be parting

And I have got the blues

My heart and mind are fighting

Oh which one will I choose

My heart tells me I love you

My mind says it’s too soon

Though the seed becomes the flower

It needs some time to bloom

Once the seed is planted

It will begin to sprout

Like the seed the love in my heart

Is growing without a doubt

But love seeds cost just pennies

And many are planted each year

Without the tending they need to grow

The sprouts will die it’s clear.

©Dani Heart

 6-23-88

(For Ericka)

Home

People flock to your kind and patient aura… like butterflies that flit around in the sun landing only in places where they feel safe and nourished.

People, animals…it’s just something about you.

You’ve long been that space for me.

From the moment I heard your voice there was comfort and recognition.

It took me a little time to process those feelings…

You were home! I was home!

Home will always be wherever I’m with you.

©Dani Heart

5-26-22

For Noelle