Please Dont Tell Them You Never Got To Know Me

It is I whose kicks you will always remember,
I who gave you heartburn that a dragon would envy,
I who couldnt tell time and got your days and nights mixed up.
It is I who acknowledged your craving for peach ice cream by knocking the cold bowl off your belly,
I who went shopping and helped you pick out the perfect teddy bear for me,
I who liked to be cradled in your belly and rocked off to dreamy slumber by the fire,
It is I who never had a doubt about your love,
It is I who was able to put a lifetime of joy into an instant.

Pat Schweibert