He often got bored with her hobby talk
but this weekend he looks forward to
hours of cooking shows on television
while he talks with her about her quilting.
He finally accepts that she is dying as
the doctor told him after her last operation.
She is still his core, he knows, his centering,
and he tells her often now he loves her
but she will never know how much.
If he could tell other men one thing
it would be to cherish who and what
a wife is while they have one.