Callused, Safe and Warm

Curl up on my lap and in my arms

I’m gonna keep you free from harm

Smooth your hair and without a care drift into your eyes, deep inside;

Calm blue sea, desert dawn, deep green meadow – hold my hand

Whirling wind, driving rain – hold on tight through the pain

In the grip of the ride, we know it’s all right

Standing in the tide, giggling wet feet in the sand, embrace the horizon, hold my hand; callused, safe and warm

We can hide away and await the sunrise, it’s all right

I see you in the light

of the sun and moonlit night

It’s all right, hold my hand; callused, safe and warm.

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(for Emily –  I love you.)