by Amanda Laughtland

Surely these lilies are more fancy
than us both, but please
don't mistake me--I love you

in your faded cargo shorts
and the bike shirt with the hole
over your right shoulder, all the same

as when you join me for dinner
in your red crushed velvet blazer
and black pinstriped pants. I bought

new dress clothes to impress you
and be worthy of the lilies,
to come crinkling through your door

with a cellophane-wrapped bouquet.

Amanda Laughtland is the author of Postcards to Box 464 (http://www.bootstrapproductions.org/postcards-to-box-464) and the publisher of Teeny Tiny Press (http://teenytiny.org).

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