just like a bird settling into her nest,
with a twitter and a ruffle of feathers,
weaving some new treasure into the little bed of sticks and grass,
mending a hole, patching a place where something has blown free.
you settle in next to me, just like that,
tucking a strand of hair behind my ear, touching my hand.
and telling me about your day, asking me about mine,
telling me a favorite line from something you read
shooting me a little smile before you drift off on my shoulder
with one last murmured "I love you"