there are days I need to remind myself

let me wake him still sleepy

made me tea

danced at our ex’s wedding

cooked surprise pizzas

held me while I talked about my father

bought a silver teapot

walked me to the doctor’s office

took my hand

made me tea

rumpled my hair as he walked by

brought me red roses

on Valentine’s day

made me tea

hugged me on the subway station

on the way to see a play

tucked me in and kissed me goodnight

that there were all those other days