I told you once I love you, if anything changes, I’ll let you know.
____________________________________– John Wayne
I couldn’t stay faithful after New Year’s eve,
all those aggressive philosophy majors and tequila’s shot.
You and me like the stuffed bears in our son’s room,
propped up in corners, staring, neglected, a bit dusty.
What was to be done after that party? All my switches
flipped, a fuse box shutting down. Click by click.
Time to wrap it up, kids. Last call. Last song.
And I’m sitting here in my corner now, hearing you say,
“What’d you want me to do, punch the guy?”
No. No. No. I wanted you to love me so hard,
that he never asked if I would go home with him.
I wanted you to love me, but you were too busy laughing.