I told him to push me in whenever he arrived,
For we had to cuddle & sleep close to each other,
Not by choice but by circumstance.
Not that we don’t love cuddling,
but we also retire into our space once we fall asleep.
Last night we couldn’t.
He tiptoed in the wee hours,
Saw me occupying his side of the bed.
Instead of pushing me in,
decided to sleep on the floor without a mattress.
I remember momentarily opening my eyes,
noticed him on the floor but let him be.
Finally, saw him sleeping on naked floor in the morning,
Pulled him close to me.
Cuddled & slept together for the next one hour.
I’m not sure if I can ever be like him;
thoughtful, caring & affectionate.
He’s my Jack.
Selfless love is him.