Not A Valentine

i had a valentine
well, actually more than one

i’ve been held, caressed
and passionately kissed

walked hand-in-hand
as we laughed and smiled

we shared melodies and memories
and moments of bliss

there were tears and surprises
and seasons of regret

he…they said sweet nothings
and my heart skipped a beat

yes - jewelry and flowers
candy and love notes

oh…and even a teddy bear or two

but today, this february...

i don’t have a valentine
as that has come to be such a
commerlized event

lasting for about 24 hours
no thank you - i’ll pass
i want the rest of the 364 days also

wait…scratch that
i want more
i want longevity, eternity, infinity…

yes - i want that