You think I don’t notice (1980-1981)

You think I don’t notice
when I wake up to fresh towels,
a clean bathroom
and a toilet that is clean
with a sink that is free from toothpaste.
You think I don’t notice?

You think I don’t notice
when I shower and pick up
my clean fresh towel,
when I put on deodorant
and a clean fresh pair of underwear.
You think I don’t notice?

You think I don’t notice
when I look in my closet
to fifteen freshly washed shirts,
to a suit that’s clean
and socks that are matched
and I go into William’s room
and see it clean with fresh diapers,
always up on the racks
and fresh clothes to change him into.
You think I don’t notice?

You think I don’t notice
that the house is clean and vacuumed
the beds are made,
the living room is picked up
and that a happy child awaits
and that he’s dry and fed.
You think I don’t notice?

You think I don’t notice
your clean hair,
your lovely fragrance,
your good clean fresh smell
and your kiss when I come in the door,
the kiss before bed,
the hug at intermittent times
and your beauty and deep down love
you share with all.
You think I don’t notice?

I notice.
1980-81

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