She saw the American world as a stewardess,
the European world as a Navy officer,
but when she saw Max,
she saw the entire world in a man.
She was minimalist,
in her not-so-little-black dress;
he was a maximumist,
in his double-breasted,
they made 2.
Red, white, & blue had turned his heart purple
his eyesight dim, his limb
but he came home to a child
whose future been fighting for.
She was shampoo,
for she cleaned him up,
He was conditioner,
for he softened her,
tho’ they spent their nights
getting tangled and dirty.
She loved crosswords,
he, word searches,
they found the clues to the mystery
that was their unsolvable life.