Charmed to make your acquaintance
My name is Bob
You seem low maintenance
But don’t get me wrong
Au naturale is the best
Been here all along
Watching and waiting
Patiently observing
Pining and baiting
“Oops–could this be yours?”
“No,” you say, “but thank you, anyway”
“But here, let me get the door”
“Has anyone ever told you
How beautiful you are?
Not sure if you knew”
“No,” you say, “but thank you, anyway”
“Excuse me, but I have to ask
Could you walk with me halfway?”
“I am new and I am lost
Would you be so kind
As to guide me through this frost?”
“Sure,” you say, “I’ll let you lead the way”
“Thank you, my dear”
Predator and prey
“I think I see my car–
Will you come with me to see?”
“Sure,” you say, “as long as it’s not far”
“To thank you for being so kind,
I have something for you in mind
Although not very refined”
“No,” you say, “but thank you, anyway
As I must be leaving now”
“But here, let me grab it, anyway”
Pop goes the trunk
And I grab my love
Hit her head and hear a “clunk”
As I place her in the trunk
And tie her arms and legs
She came to and seemed in a funk
“Please let me go,” she cried in dismay,
“Whatever you want–just let me go”
“No,” I say, “but thank you, anyway”

Skin Deep


Irony.  I fear the appearance of aging.  Yet, one effect of married life for me is that I’m no longer afraid to go out sans makeup (unless, of course, the occasion calls for it) and, sometimes, (EEK!!!) sans sunscreen (that’s just pure laziness on my part).  I no longer experience anguish over going out barefaced to run errands.  With that said, I do make an effort on most days.

Perhaps my lack of hesitation in going sans makeup has less to do with being married and more to do with my gaining more confidence with age.  Come to think of it, I’m more comfortable in my own skin than I’ve ever been in my life and that feeling has increased with every passing year.  It’s as if I have a banner stuck to my body that reads, “I may still have much to learn but there are many things I have done and learned about and, because of this, I know what I’m doing and what I’m talking about (for the most part) so deal with it.  I am who I am, thankyouverymuch.”