23/30: A LOVE POEM ON SATURDAY NIGHT
by Zachary Caballero
Across the stars and lights of the flamingo pink walls
of Taco Cabana off of 45 South and Wayside
under the waves of headlights surrounding us inside
this fast-food parking lot on a Saturday Night,
Adela turns to me from the passenger seat
And proclaims her life-long belief in soul mates
In the idea that two people are meant to be.
Without missing a beat,
she looks right at me and smiles a mile long
and confirms that I am indeed her soul mate.
As her husband, I feel relieved,
So relieved I could sing!
And I do,
all the way home.