© Christina Shinkle 2012. All rights reserved. 

From too much to handle, unpairable me 
to unwound and deeply content 
I rest and I bask in your sweet company 
in you I’m very well met 

Unlikely according to probability 
and good friends and well meaning family 
they did not forecast the wonder you’d be 
the goodness of fit,
the rightness of we 

your caliber of nice is high 
I find you nice 
I had enough heart left to try 
one good try 

My lover, my other, my equal, my friend 
my home, my beloved companion 
you’re well worth the wait, my most excellent man 
you’re more than I hoped for and then some 

Some might accuse me of losing my edge 
of becoming domesticated 
but peaceful is not the same things as tame 
and feminist does not require constant pain