Tracy Now

(Part 8 of 8)

Tracy 8

So you say, Owen, this is great –
You told us part of Tracy’s tale:
But now, upon you we’d prevail
To hear the rest – you’re at part eight –

Okay, so they’ve been married now
Awhile. I asked her, “how are things?”
She said, “Oh, flowers he still brings,
Surprising me. And yet, somehow

I manage to surprise him, too.
With little things that I might plan.
A woman likes to keep her man
In wonder as what she might do.”

I saw her smiling wryly and
I knew that things were very good.
In fact, I thought I understood
The gleam upon her wedding band —

That love is life, and not a game:
There are few rules, and those aren’t fair:
Yes, love is different everywhere,
And yet: it’s everywhere
The same

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