Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mr. and Mrs. Counting Down

In one week, I'll be married
to a woman, a beauty of one
with wavy blond hair and
a patient mouth.

And her heart, a part of mine
soon, officially, will lead me
and love me and touch me
like only she knows how.

So today, the last Saturday
of bachelor living, the final
pick-up basketball before
the big day, will be...

The last night of slumber
in the bed of my youth;
dinner, like childhood
meals, the three of us.

People say "why the hurry"
and "but you are so young"
worried for my independence
but I am ready.

I am counting down
the days until we are wed
and I cannot jump so high
with the weight of the ball 
and chain.

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