Sometimes a discussion helps.
Sometimes it doesn’t.
It won’t hurt to give it a try.
I could lose those 10 stubborn pounds.
You could harden a muscle or two
if it makes you feel better.
You know I love you
just the way you are.
Then I could wear my Marilyn Monroe
party dress, the one with the bling
and you could wear nothing at all,
your favorite attire.
We could pretend we are on
our own private island
or go shopping for a sailboat
and travel the sea,
whatever lights the early fire
if that’s what we need.
You proposed to me forty years ago.
So I’m proposing to you now.
Let’s make love on my birthday.
I realize it’s six months away
but at our age it takes time
to prepare for these things.