Proposal by Tom Vaughan

Let’s fall in love –
In our mid-thirties
It’s not only
Where the hurt is.

I won’t get smashed up
Should you go
Away for weekends –
We both know

No two people
Can be completely
But twice weekly

We’ll dine together
Split the bill,
Admire each other’s
Wit. We will

Be splendid lovers,
Slow, well-trained,
Tactful, gracefully

You’ll keep your flat
And I’ll keep mine –
Our bank accounts
Shall not entwine.

We’ll make the whole thing
Hard and bright.
We’ll call it love –
We may be right.

I heard this poem on the Guardian books podcast and thought must be shared

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