I am married to a man
So disconnected that when I ask him if he likes Beyoncé
He says who?
Never mind I respond
He tells me about router bits and
The presidency of John Adams
He shoots arrows and throws knives and plays the piano
But he does not know about riots in the Midwest.
He is deeply concerned about tyrants in the 19th century
But has not read the news.
Sometimes I play a popular song for him
Isn’t it great, don’t you like it? I ask
And he agrees and says he loves it very much
Hearing Mozart in his head.
When I show him an article about current events
Or a political meme that is funny
He asks, can’t we just look at cute cats?
I say fine
Because I like cute cats as much as anyone.