February 14: For My Valentine

The world is full of flowers for the day
At intersections pop-up tents will sprout
And underneath the desperate can pay
For roses so their mates won’t go without.

But flowers, teddy bears, and chocolate hearts
While pleasant for a day, cannot compare
To kindnesses that set my love apart
And seem to me ubiquitous as air.

And though his russet tresses I adore,
His limbs and kisses fill me with desire,
My love is lovely, yet he’s so much more,
And admirable, beyond what I admire.

Those goodly parts of which he is comprised
Allow him yet to take me by surprise.

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