On Possibilities – For Valentine’s Day

Did your parents meet
while marching for peace
in San Francisco
in that Summer of Love?

Or on a freedom ride to Selma
sitting there on the bus
holding hands
thinking “us”?

Don’t feel too bad if they first met
under less romantic circumstance
in a laundromat or a grocery store
over by the eggs

They saw each other at that moment
each with human frailty
Did they laugh at life’s inequity
in the produce aisle of happenstance?

Perhaps it wasn’t love at sight
but each was open to the possible;
a smile might lead to something more
perhaps to love, if it came to that

Learn well the lesson of the possible;
your future might be standing there
in the next aisle,
over by the eggs

open to the possibility
of a future with you
and an adventure
to infinity.


About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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6 Responses to On Possibilities – For Valentine’s Day

  1. beetleypete says:

    I’m off to the supermarket! It’s open until midnight, and I am checking out the egg aisle. 🙂
    Nice work, Frank.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jennie says:

    Beautiful, Frank!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. the “produce aisle of happenstance”…wonderful!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. toritto says:

    Thanks Becky. Glad you liked. Regards from Florida


  5. Maggie says:

    Beautifully written.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. toritto says:

    Thanks Maggie. Glad you liked. Regards from Florida.


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