twenty seven.
all i ask from you
my dear sons,
is to have your hearts warm
in each other’s company.
to be your greatest source
of joy and laughter
when you are together.
to be the arms that will
fold around in familiar comfort.
to have infinite
forgiveness for each other.
and to be the protector
to chase off the monsters,
dry away the tears that may come,
and to guide each other
when your steps start to tremble.