Month: June 2016

Father’s Day


When I was single and alone

“Another exhausting day,” I’d groan
Meaningless words and nightlife

No matter the people in my life
I was a hole filled with nothing

Not knowing what was coming
Until the day we met

How could I forget
From that time on

(Boy, how time has gone!)
With you, I became half filled

Children, I became fulfilled
Empty hole I once was yearning 

Now a nest with chicks chirping
Thanks to you times a million

The father of my children

Date at Sunset


Orange, pink, and gray

Oh, what a beautiful day
Next to you at the river 

Someone’s fulfilled our order 
Shall we go for a stroll?

Or eat a noodle bowl?
With with you I am blessed

I could have never guessed
Our lifetime awaits

With more beautiful dates

Perfume Divorce 


I’m contemplating on leaving her.  She and I were high school sweethearts (met her at the tender age of 16).  At the time, she was voluptuous, glamorous, worldly, and oh so feminine.  We traveled the world together, went through great times, tough times, scary times, three bad jobs, one good job, two pregnancies, two beautiful kids, and here we are today.  

Now, I find her a bit stale and sweet at the same time (is that honeysuckle I smell?  I don’t think I’ve ever been a honeysuckle [or anything that smells sweet] person).  Clingy.  And generic.  There’s no “there there” anymore.  Perhaps, I’m the one who’s changed–I read somewhere that our skin’s pH (which helps determine how perfume smells on our skin) changes as we age.  Could my skin be having a mid-life crisis (nevermind the wisps of lines that seem to have appeared out of nowhere)?  In any event, I’ve started having dalliances here and there (just samples sent from Saks, Jo Malone, and Kat Burki).  Nothing serious.  Everything smells so one-dimensional these days.  That’s the younger generation for you.  Last night, I spotted a couple potential dates online:  “Ikat Jasmine” and “Iris Meadow”.  They sound young, fun, and sexy.  I opted for the standard shipping option (which usually takes about a week for delivery).  I’m desirous but not enough to pay for overnight shipping.  Besides, anticipation makes for greater excitment.  More shall be revealed soon…