Found on my desk shortly before I went to bed last night:
The mermaid slept in my empty bedAnd my response:
into the early dawn
the house was quiet, the night remained
until the sun turned on
She woke and checked the roses first
from my upstairs windowpane
greeted with a a riot of pink
a postcard picture frame
The mermaid's life has changed you see
much different than before
her house, her hair, her attitude
her heart an open door
She is the bravest soul I know
to juggle all our lives
just like old Jimmy at the show
with his axes, guns and knives
you see my girl was a midway girl
and I'd like to take her back
to walk behind the caravan
in the dusty wagon track
the memories don't fade for me
they are as clear as day
It's time to make some new ones now
She'll see, I'll lead the way.
Because the mermaid wasn't meant
to be with someone new
her soulmate was here all along
and not out of the blue.
Look, Bridge, I've made mistakes
I know I've made you cry
I've been a jerk, a thorn, a fool
but you're the apple of my eye.
The offer on the table here
remains for all to see
I will be here til the end of time
Will you marry me?
Lochlan, I think this is enough,And his response to my response:
You've never had it so rough
You made your advance now
Take no for an answer
and yes, here's poetic rebuff.
Fine. See you tonight, princess.Why am I mad? He puts the same effort into this that he puts into asking me if I want one of his french fries when we go to Montgomery's. So hell no. Oh, and perhaps asking when I'm not already married or engaged might work better too but your mileage may vary.