It’s not in the cards we write. Or the flowers we buy,
or no matter how hard we try to say I love you once a year.
It’s in the everyday, that smile that says how did you sleep?
Did the kids wake you up
Did I breathe much too deep?
It’s not in the chocolates and candy red hearts
we offer to show how deeply our hearts
are interconnected by love and by life,
It’s a union of spirits, this husband and wife.
Two souls on a journey, guided alone
Searching for something we can find right at home
It’s not in the dinner, the night on the town,
The cozy dark theatre, or the rolling drive down
Memory lane, where we met long ago, and have driven down often,
through the sun and the snow
No it’s not in vacations, though presents impress,
It’s in making new memories, keeping us friends,
In this trial of life together we lend
the rest of our heartbeats in unison
With mortgage and children and nest eggs all gone,
we remain just we two,
and we love on and on.
Happy Valentine’s Day
©2014 Mike Hasler