by Regina
Year: 
2020

We were accustomed to being in the military, yet,
at summer's zenith, my sweetheart, and our two
friends, left behind the Ft. Myer barracks,
to spend a Saturday night at Lady Bird Johnson park,
fireflies lit the pathways, freedom of that festive
nightfall,
and in our youthful revelry of that humid July
gloaming, we drank to the joys of Navy life,
with Jack Daniels whiskey and Boone's Farm
strawberry wine,
we, in our drunkenness, quoted Poe and
Hemingway,
what a soiree, what a mirthful moon-blessed
eve,
we vowed to always keep in touch,
then we fell asleep-
on the banks of the Potomac.

My love and I strengthened our union,
our daughter born on a late November morn,
our friends gone with yesterday,
years have passed,
my bonny love is reposed,
and I reminisce, I gently dream,
we fell asleep-
on the banks of the Potomac.

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