After The Chocolate
After the chocolate is unwrapped and finished;
after the dinner is done.
After the card is read and put away in a drawer
or left in a pile on the table.
After the evening is past with it's artificial romance
out of hallmark and a hundred different ads,
there is this:
dedication and delight
in the one you love,
and that is surely, enough.
I hope my readers have a joyful valentine's day.