Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fictitious Valentine's Day Letter

You say Valentine’s day is crass.
That you will not celebrate a holiday that’s not ours.
Not sacrifice flowers to such a cause.
Not degrade our love with mass-printed words on a greeting card.

But what do I tell friends who ask what I got?
The girl who showed me her diamond earrings?
It was easier to tell them I broke off.
It was good while it lasted.

(But how can I be sure
that you’re not just cheap?)
I would have waited till tomorrow to tell you,

but then you don’t believe in Valentine’s Day.

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