What does this new scrap of metal hugging my finger mean?
does it mean I won’t be passed by or forgotten?
does it mean, as it has throughout history
that I am his property?
am I a whole awaiting division
or a half with potential for multiplication
and why does it mean so much to me?
I have proven I dont need the partnership
of him sweeping the rug
while I wash the dishes
and I’m more than happy to double the attention
I lavish on our dog in his absence
but why did I need to prove I didn’t need his partnership
before I accepted?
it is pretty and I can’t stop looking
at my finger encircled by it
is that the appeal? the encirclement?
is it less about having a partner
and more about having a family
intertwined with unconditional
steel hardy lasting?