Musings of An Old Man

by Brian K. Moore

ANNIVERSARY 66!

TO PHYLLIS, MY LOVE
FOR OUR ANNIVERSARY 66

PHYLLIS, MY LOVE, DO YOU KNOW THAT IT’S TRUE
SEVENTY FOUR, PERCENT OF MY LIFE, I,VE BEEN MARRIED TO YOU?

THOUGH THAT’S QUITE A LOT, I CAN READILY SEE
SEVENTY EIGHT, PERCENT OF YOUR LIFE, YOU’VE BEEN MARRIED TO ME!

FOR I HAD REACHED THE AGE OF FIVE
BEFORE YOU EVER WERE ALIVE!

SO NOW YOU SEE, HOW IT CAN BE
YOU’RE MARRIED MORE, PERCENT THAN ME!

BUT THOUGH YOU LEAD ME, BY THIS 4%
THE WHOLE TIME OF OUR MARRIAGE , HAS BEEN VERY WELL SPENT

FOR THERES NOTHING IN LIFE, DEAR, THAT I’D RATHER DO THAN TO SPEND MY TIME, WIFE DEAR, JUST LOVING YOU

I TREASURE THE YEARS, YOU’VE BEEN MARRIED TO ME
SINCE YOU WERE 18, AND I , 23

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