A restaurant choice?
Take my advice;
The lower the lights,
The higher the price.
Most marriages these days will last
(If you should ask most any spouse)
Directly in proportion to
The distance from your in-laws’ house.
Charles Ghigna is a syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services and the author of more than sixty books of poetry published by Random House, Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, and others. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Rolling Stone, and other publications. He is a former poetry editor of The English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English.