Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Sailor and the College Girl

In the years long ago
we met at a Sears coffee shop.
You worked in the toy department
and we could see each other
across the aisle.

We fell in love
I liked your hands,
so large and strong,
your pale blue eyes

and easy smile.
Our hearts connected
in August on the first summer
after we graduated.

You went off to join the Navy
I enrolled in college classes.
You asked me to marry 
after your first leave
I said, “Let’s wait awhile.”

Three years later we said, “I do.”
and have been together ever since.
Happy 44th. Anniversary, Sweetheart.

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