Sara, She Loves Him

Sara , she loves him
for his graceful hands.
And his mind that burns
with the fire of a craftsman.

She sees children in sweaters of
purples and gray
She’ll home school and garden
While he carpenters for pay.

     But Sara, she loves him alone tonight.
     She watches as he drifts and closes his eyes.
     She turns down the lights
     and stares at the stars
     They look so close
     for being so far away.

Sara, she loves him
As he tries to find work
And a boss to suspect
What his hands are worth.

But the jobs are mean
And the hours long.
The family goes weeks
With their father gone.

     But Sara, she loves him alone tonight.
     She tucks in the babies with lullabies.
     She turns down the lights
     and stares at the stars
     They look so close
     for being so far away.


         She watches him wandering
         farther from home
         Sara knows she’ll raise
         these children alone.
         When the anger and pain
         have burned to the bones
         She’s left
         with something stronger.

     Sara, she loves him alone tonight.
     She tucks in her babies with lullabies.
     She turns down the lights
     and stares at the stars
     They look so close
     for being so far away.