late at night with sparkling wine
watching a movie alone
wishing for company that isn’t here
that might never call this home
distracted by myriad thoughts
things that all need to be done
all these things i put off tonight
till after the morning has dawned
© 2014, Charlottetown
Personally, I’ve never had a really splashy Valentine’s Day celebration. In fact, in the past, I preferred to avoid celebrating on the day itself, because all the restaurants would be full and everyone who had someone would be out on a date of some sort. Most of the time, I’d have to work anyway, so it wouldn’t be anything really special. Not that I haven’t had a couple of pleasant surprises, but because Valentine’s Day is just a week before my birthday, I don’t remember if those surprises were for Valentine’s Day or for my birthday! And because the other persons involved over the years are no longer in my life, I don’t see the point in mulling over those memories. My new Valentine’s Day tradition is to get myself a treat, a baby bottle of sparkling wine, some chocolates, and a good movie…or two or three!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!