A miracle occurred and at the very last minute, my tugboat man has been released from his assignment and is on the long journey home. Because of the great distance he must travel, it takes two days but he’ll be arriving on Friday, which means another drive to the airport at midnight. It’s an unexpected joy, and in honor of this great occasion, I have written a poem based very loosely on “Twas The Night Before Christmas“. It won’t win any prizes, that’s for sure!
Twas the night before arrival
when all through the house
there was a lot of vacuuming and bleach
with not a single dust bunny too far to reach.
The sign says Princess Rosebud but it’s hard to see.
The f-me boot was hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Capt Cranky wouldn’t be too tired to…you know, (overshare).
The sheets are perfumed and ironed with care
because FINALLY my tugboat man would soon be there.
There’s granola and cookies and cupcakes, too
And vodka and whiskey, and champagne flutes.
Let’s all hope I can find that missing corkscrew.
I did a mani and a pedi and some ‘scaping, too
for the reason that you-know-who would heed the clue
I’ll drive to the airport and what might I find
but a very, very tired husband who’s ever so kind.
And what to my wondering eyes will appear
but last minute gifts so shiny and sheer.
And I in my vintage Valentino
and he in his new fuzzy robe
will sit by the fire and sip champs ever so slow.