He sees me
Across the table
Underneath the table
He sees me
And I see him
And we alone know it.
Sabers are drawn but quiet
M&M’s don the outside of our lips like a model in Milan
Uptown Funk drowns in our focused anticipation
The battle is on
While watermelon waits on the kitchen counter and macaroni and cheese bait both sides
The rebellion is happening
Grandmother and grandson meeting in full Force while time screams this is just a phase, unimportant and silly
NOT TRUE we think, we know because
The red and the green sabers are playing hide and seek
Around kitchen counters, dinning room chairs and couches
Two layers of galaxy masked in two flights of stairs and rooms bid the battle onward
Yet they laugh, these two, red and green sabers blazing
They laugh and cuddle and take a time out for red and green M&M’s…and fresh squeezed orange juice, the juice of champions…
Then it happens…
The great one, the older one, sees the red saber coming and steps out to feel the force upon her
The awesome gaze of the two-year old hobbit’s red light meets her green light with certainty, as he foretold, telling her that he would defeat her as he lights the room with his laughter and she is overcome by his serious squint, by his belief in their play.
As he lifts his saber…
His force lightning smile and belief send her to her knees (slowly, oh so slowly), and she falls down, reaching for him, for her two-year old Jedi grandson saying, “I will never forget this battle”, who in turn says, “Nanny, I got you. I defeated you. Now I am going to put my saber under your arm and you will die…until we hug and come to life and do it all over again OTAY?”
“Otay.” She grimace’s as she offers her best Meryl Streep death and he follows her with a better Meryl impression because they always die and come back to life together.
*After we rise again, it is strange how M&M’s welcome us along with peanut butter because he does not appreciate mac and cheese like he imagined.
Tomorrow, we will do it all again.
I am blessed to play with you Jeremy Clayton Anderson.
Tomorrow, we will go to Sherwood’s Forest where danger and love wait to be discovered. After that, the Shire. AHHHH.
See you in the morning Jedi…like your father and brother before you, I love you.
P.S. I see you too, I saw you in my dreams before you were born and I see you underneath the table…so bring it on! I’m ready.