Be Mine

by Glen Martin Fitch

Dear Valentine,
list on the space below
the three things you won't eat,
won't do in bed,
one joke,
two dreams.
Describe when "No" means "NO!"
Five quirks
(and what you ought
to do instead.)
Why YOU love me.
Define your need for space
not just alone,
including closet, shelf,
the proper length of time
for an embrace,
to punish,
sleep, and
to forgive yourself.
Note with your binding signature
you vow to be on my side,
demonstrate you care
to look at me and listen,
starting now,
talk openly and
promise to be fair.
So "Are you true or false?"
To end this quiz check:
yes_ or no _
"I will take you
... 'as is'."


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Glen Fitch is a 16th Century poet lost in the 21st Century. Born near Niagara Falls, educated in the Catskills, thirty years on the Monterey Bay he now lives in Palm Springs. Retail not academics has paid the bills. Someday he will finish Spenser's "The Fairie Queene."

Last updated August 23, 2011