Opening night

How many years did I waste
   money on two tickets;
Opening night at the symphony,
   a desperate attempt to make
Magic happen. I thought if I just
   planned the perfect evening
My husband would be there
   in more than body, but it
Was never real. And then last
   night, I took a chance
With a man I’ve only known
   for a short time. I didn’t give
Much notice, but he put on his
   only suit and his “ladybug” cap,
And he looked amazing, and so
   did I, and after the last notes
Sounded, he said I squirmed like
   a little girl all through the
Soprano and the Bolero and I
   almost skipped down the street
Walking home with him, and
   I think he was happy, too.

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