They were thirteen years a part,
Introduced by a mutual acquaintance from the church,
Corresponding long distance was how they dated at first.
Traveling to meet family, her brothers pranked my dad,
The laughter, the marriage, then the kids,
First brother, then ’twas me.
Then a dog to round it out, a full house family.
They didn’t age like fine wine,
More like spoiled milk upon the shelf.
Divorced, a part, in the middle,
No once upon a time.
My full house is quite different,
but it’s treating me quite fine.
Two dogs, two cats, and me,
Never a dull moment to be found.