Love Poems (for Married People)

John Kenney

There’s is something about the word “poem” that makes the average American recoil. Add “love” on there, and we’re rolling our eyes and getting out the barf bags. But wait! You haven’t read Kenney’s magnificent, hilarious, and deadly-accurate collection of poems. This is not the book you get your significant other for Valentine’s day; this is the book you read, alone with a glass of wine or coffee, cackling darkly to yourself. In the words of Homer Simpson “It’s funny, ’cause it’s true.”

Are You in the Mood?

I am.
Let’s put the kids down.
Have a light dinner.
Maybe not drink too much.
And do that thing I would rather do with you than
anyone else.
Lie in bed and look at our iPhones.