Love comes in small change: pennies of please and thank you, nickels of you go first,
ten-cent hugs, quarters of talks over coffee, half-dollar words not said,
and some cents of forgiveness, always held back till the end of the day,
for the dirty socks forgotten on the floor and the toilet seat left gaping in the bathroom.
Lovers save the change of love, fill their pockets and their piggy banks,
to spend on love’s small extravagances.
Love is a lifetime of wealth, mostly made of small change.