You know how to romance.
Sure, there are the easy things,
like flowers picked up at the grocery store
when I ask you to stop and get the eggs that I forgot to buy.
Or the gold earrings you chose for me that I wear almost every day.
You say the obligatory
I love you’s
that make me smile and blush, even after 15 years.
You know how to romance according to the books.
You compliment, you serve, you defer.
You follow the rules of romance.
But you color outside of those heart-shaped boxes.
You shower me with laptop batteries
and ninja t-shirts
and Terminator DVDs.
You whisper sweet nothings like
That’s terrific bass
Hey baby. I’m, like, pretty tall
that make me laugh and love you more deeply than I could imagine.
You know things that the books could never tell you,
not in a million years,
about how to make me weak in the knees.
So you’ve added pages.
You know how to romance me.
Do you have any “unique” expressions of romance with your spouse? If you’re not married, do you and your friends have any special things that might not look fun to anyone but you?