Their time

sun breaks
he wakes and goes to her upon her first stir
it is their time

she has missed him
the doorknob turns, 

the house alarm chirps
she looks
towards the stairs

she shrills in delight
and knows

who is finally home
who is it? dad!
nighttime begins to fall

as the moon makes its debut
he snuggles her to dreamful slumber

it is their time
he has missed her during the day
i witness their time
without a sound

i swell with gratitude