Dogs 2010

VALENTINE
(2/5/10)


we married
well

not so far
as fame
and fortune
are concerned
but we could have never
made a better choice
for compatibility
and love

we are both
distant
detached
individualists
with little feel
for humanity
and its
conventions

if not
for internet
emails
and texting
we would lose
all contact
with friends
and most
family

only
a few
close planets
revolve physically
about our binary
system

we like it
that way

we smile
in our relative
isolation

there
are always
a few
gravitational disagreements
amongst the stellar masses
but by in large
we spin about
an axis
of benevolent
bliss

we
are well
matched

we
are happy
together
in our
apartness