Treasure (a poem)
If I could I would hoard your smiles
like a dragon collecting treasure.
If I could I would bottle up your laughter
to listen to on lonely, rainy days.
In my mind I replay the look on your face
when you turn the corner and see me.
And I feel warmth blossoming in my chest
when you choose to sit beside me
to eat your breakfast.
I never want to forget the sight of you
buried in rainbows,
playing in your ball pit.
I always want to remember the feel of you
hugging my knees.
If I could I would keep you forever.
I hope you know you’ll have my heart forever.
And I keep you tight inside my chest
because you’re my treasure.