I ask my teddy bear every morning.
"off course , you know, I don't. "
Yet, it lies there on my bed
and every night we dance the same tango.
With me collapsing into my comforter without a goodnight,
tossing and turning to find a comfortable position,
and returning eventually to that old hug.
Only to wake up next morning to its brown furry face
and those glassy eyes.
One would think, that, 6 yrs down the road,
a 10 buck IKEA teddy has outlived its utility,
but, I guess it's got years of hugs and "off course nots" hidden within .