Washing his feet with her tears

Black Western cowboy boots on a white background
Black Western cowboy boots on a white background (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Advertisement featuring "El Pres...
English: Advertisement featuring “El Presidente”, cowboy boots made by Tony Lama for President Harry S. Truman. Image from http://www.totalposters.com Category:Boots (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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92723_10192006175135 (Photo credit: RistoH)
 

Wearily, he kicked off  his boots

sending them  across  the floor.

He had ” had it.”

 Could not take any more.

She would have

helped him

off with his boots,

his coat and the hat.

She would have

welcomed him home.

She was always

like that.

She was no longer here.

She had gone ahead

on their journey together.

But, tonight, the rain

had stopped the work early.

He had stopped

to sing with a friend.

Wanted, now,  to share

that new music with her.

Sing ‘some of  the new stuff’  

they came up with together.

She was not home to greet him.

Not to hug him,

not to wash his feet,

not to rub his back.

Awh, some days

it was just like that.

So, he kicked off his boots.

Laid his tired, lonely, and  sad

head on the pillow.

He fell into her arms as he dreamed.

She washed his feet

with her tears.

English: These ancient boots found in Loulan a...
English: These ancient boots found in Loulan are in the National Museum, Beijing, China. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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