What Can I Give?

What can I give
to a little boy
I love in the way I love you,
something the future cannot destroy
or change in the way futures do?
What can I give to two tiny hands
that already cuddle my heart?
Yours are such simple, so few demands,
small boy, with your dreams at their start.
Beads that can dazzle and make a noise
and you're satisfied for the nonce,
but—life gets harder for little boys
and starts complicating their wants.
Where can I find a gift I can give
to help when the going gets rough?
I can give you my life for as long as I live
oh, but that's not enough—not enough!

—Kathryn Kay, If The Shoe Fits, p. 41.