Perfume Box

by Jack Little

I’m trying to overcome random bouts of stinginess.
But when I offered jewellery, you casually mentioned that:
“Men who don’t buy perfume don’t love their wives.”
A magazine said so.

Huffing and puffing, I roar our out of sight, to the toy section,
hands cold in sweat

but maybe warming to this “buying presents” for fun and
I’m going to give you this but first promise me one thing:
You have to keep the box.