Adapted from Lois Wyse’s book For the Very Married:
“Do you still love me?” he asked this morning.
And I said, “Yes”
He replied, “No you dont”
And I said, “I do too.”
But what I really said within my heart was,
Do I love him?
In an exotic, quixotic way
I love him.
I love him because
I can walk with him,
And he talks to me about the things I like to talk about.
And he says funny things to me and calls me ‘short’,
and sometimes he thinks they’re so funny
he says them twice.
And I know him better than
any woman has any right to know a man.
And with all that I find
just when I think I know him best,
I know him not at all.
And all I really want is a chance to know him better,
and that takes time.
And I would like to take all the time given me
to know him better
which is the real reason
I cannot bear to be away from him.