valentine sunshine

It was valentine’s day
& i was sick––

no getting up
no going out––

so you made me
a sandwich crowned
with a peanutbutter heart

nearly a year out of work,
the cancer awake,
the happy-heart keeps

gold doesn’t tarnish
ideal forms don’t alter,
love doesn’t change

you are my valentine sun––
my valentine moon––
& you make my everyday
valentine stars