Love Poem # 3

This week our son turns ten

everything is breaking records

our hearts in the guinness books

yours, mine and we make it look

easy

easy they say

like we planned all this 

like we knew what we were doing

like we’d read it all in the books

instead of in the stars

the stars

star crossed and star gazed 

and it’s been ten years

since we formed this alliance

our witness now stares up at us

thinks us weird, foreign, old

can’t grasp how his parents 

became one united force

in what he thinks must be 

against him

but for me we are easy to imagine

there is no ‘work’ involved, 

no buzz words or buzz kill

it is simply that i still hang on your words

and forgive me mine

About Margaret Elysia Garcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia is the author of short story ebook collection Sad Girls and Other Stories, and the audiobook Mary of the Chance Encounters, and the co-founder and lead playwright of Las Pachucas, theatrical troupe. She teaches creative writing and theatre in a California state prison.
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