He pulled me aside
asked if I was married.
I did everything in my power to keep a straight face, and told him no.
He looked over to his wife and whispered to her across the room-
I wouldn’t be alive without that women. She winked at him-
sparkles under the light
(how did she know) like they were linked
physically was only a check mark
to their transcripts.
You got a girl like that, son?
I smiled and paused. One day, right?
The breath of the warrior staggered to thee pause.
Wisdom shared through years
of visual cues
and challenges of passion
The veteran finished his drink and walked out with his wife
a trail followed them out
little light bulbs and glitter.