PLEASE UNDERSTAND (A BACHELOR'S VALENTINE)
BY STEPHEN DUNN
"When, next day, I found one of your earrings,
slightly chipped, on the steps leading up to
but also away from my house,
I couldn’t decide if I should return it to you
or keep it for myself in this copper box.
Then I remembered there’s always another choice
and pushed it with my foot into the begonias."