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April 19, 2016

when I gas up your car
at bedtime on a Monday
it’s not only because I want to
or that you deserve it
or that I want to make your life
incrementally easier

the main reason
is a promise I made
to my 20-year-old self
that if I could somehow
miraculously marry
the most awesome girl imaginable
I would do anything for her

I haven’t, of course
have let you down in many ways
over many years
but as God gives me strength
I will take out the trash
wash the dishes
mow the lawn
shovel the walk
and put gas in your car

it’s only right

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