Tuesday, August 31, 2010

he likes nice things




he likes nice things
it's not that he's stuffy
or snooty
or anything like that

he is tender hearted
and generous

just the same
he likes nice things

he saves
and shops
old shoes look brand new
impeccable care
a tad obsessive

he really really loves
well crafted
beautiful things


as a boy he had
good enough
"tough skins" to keep his knees safe
enough and good

then
as he grew
paperboy money
fish store job
window washer
Dan's

his pockets jingled
so many interests
rock climbing
crossbow
tangible
cool stuff
found this boy

now a modest man

who appreciates nice things


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2 comments:

Melissa: said...

Love it! and I love him :)

alison said...

i knew from the first sentence who you were writing about. love that brother of mine.