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ten years ago on valentine's day

Posted to Action Poetry




i met you at the airport
wearing my bandolier
and bullets in my boots
you looked magnificent
and i picked you up and twirled you
and people laughed at me and my cheesy flowers
and a car outside John Wayne
in front of the airport
a blue mustang convertable the back with
44 pounds of champagne strawberries
(that we later took a bath in at that motel in palm springs, where the lesbians tried to steal you away from me at the disco)
still
i remember that blue blue mustang convertable
and the dinner at the beach
wine served salmon served
in a howling gale
my friends howled i was nuts
and i remember
soaking wet
trying to dry off
eating pizza in bed
you asked me to marry you
first i fell out of bed
guffawing
then
slowly
climbing back in
saying
sayING
SAYING
YES YES YES

whatever took you so long?