Love Poem

I suppose you’re right and breaking up
would be quite a good thing,
but staying together
would be an equally good thing,
so whatever we decide to do
it will be all right. On balance,
I lean towards doing nothing,
but whatever happens we’ll go on
seeing each other, won’t we?

I suppose it wouldn’t be so bad,
seeing other people for a change,
we might even find someone
we could bear to be with
for more than half an hour,
although I doubt it somehow.
Experience suggests we go on
feeling the same about everything
no matter what happens. I do anyway.

From I Knew the Bride. Reproduced with kind permission from Faber & Faber.