Morning Thoughts

I awoke this morning

with her next to me

watching as her chest

rose and fell with each breath

we have grown older

our frail bodies betray us

yet, this love endures

in the everyday moments

of our living together

I can only give thanks

to that which is unseen

for reaching into my heart

touching my deepest self

opening my inner eye

to see the beauty of life

watching her next to me.