they say what you find on a person's bedside table
will tell you about their comforts
and their fears.
what they need near them
and what they most desire.
i keep a few things,
and some find their way to my side of the bed.
a pair of tim's cufflinks,
that seemed sweetly appropriate for our topsy turvy love.
the carved ivory chinese zodiac ball
my mother and sister got me one christmas.
the whole world,
karma and love and retribution and balance,
in one palm sized ball.
and the essential totem of tim and grr.
how about you?