Silly love songs

Love songs, lately, seem exceedingly silly.
“How do I live without you?” the pop star
Moans. Well, you get up and go to work.
(How does she not know this, I wonder.)
You buy the groceries and feed the cat and
Brush your teeth and eventually you’ll
Remember how to survive on one salary
And how to cook for one. “How do I breathe
Without you,” she croons. (Good grief,
this woman is daft.) You were never one
Person, no matter what the priest said.
One mouth, one heart, one brain? Silly
Fool. Love is two. Love is compromise.
Love is being fully, selfishly yourself.

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