Thank you, husband, for loving me
even when I was not loveable,
for calling me by my true name
and no other, for being my home
and always close by,
for the lovely sounds but also
the quietude, the coolness and calm,
your courage and goodness.
Thank you for enabling me to sleep soundly
through 13,000 nights.
Thank you for all this and for all
the other vital things.