Women want a man’s ear and attention
they want a man’s time and affection
they want a man’s future
and care little about the past or your terrible divorce or track record
women want men that follow up on things they’ve said or done
with greater shows of emotion and intelligence
will you notice if I have make up on today?
Will you notice if I bought you something you buy, or call it your own?
Will you read the books I’ve read just to know me better?
and then you go in the car to get smokes
and the commercial on the radio is a mother
praising that she can go into Walgreen’s on Valentines day
and get her young daughter beauty packets
and her son a baseball mitt
I think the greatest single thing so far I’ve seen with Phil
was him sitting at the table sewing his own jacket