A Simple Valentine’s Day

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A Simple Valentine’s Day

I pull on my valentine socks
The gray striped ones with
Shiny hearts all over them
I made you a pop-up card
That says ‘I *heart* you
You bought me six chocolate roses
And a chai latte
No lavish dinner
No giant heart shaped box
No wine and candlelight
No serenade
We know that love is in
The small things
Looks exchanged
The gentle touch of a hand
An old song remembered
The everyday gestures
That we do not take for
Granted

 

 

 

Worn Out Luck

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 11
Write an ‘unlucky’ poem

Worn Out Luck

my heart took off her lucky socks
rolled them up into a ball
tossed them in the refuse box
my heart took off her lucky socks
they had become a paradox
there was no luck in them at all
my heart took off her lucky socks
rolled them up into a ball