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Monday, October 8th, 1979


Hi Babe!

Wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the
weekend. Let’s do it again!

Being at work is a real drag and it will be
getting even worse. Hardly any of my stuff was done
last week. At least it made the day go by real fast.
Now I have decided to sluff off for the last 45 minutes.

I’ve been thinking of you a bunch today. There is
so much I have wanted to say but I just don’t know how
to put it into words. I guess what it all boils down to
is that I love you. Is that good or bad? Sometimes
its really hard to tell.

See you this weekend.


Written inside a card. The card has a funny space
creature on the front and inside it says, “Tell me its
not just my body you crave!”.


All my love

Watermelon Lady

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Monday, October 15th, 1979

The Buddha sings in my ear
and I smile at purposes I can respect
and enjoy.
What can I offer Rose of this, my life?
That she could accompany music she cannot hear?
And wait on challenges she could never anticipate
for the sake of the love of someone
who loves with only half his heart?

I would say to her, “Love me, but ask nothing of me.”
Share my time, the eating of my bread,
the aging of my wine, the passing of my years.
But leave me my inner smiles, my dreams.
That I hear my own music, however out of step
it may be to anyone else’s.

I am willing to give a lifetime commitment to love
if it asks nothing of me but what I would give.
That the changing aspects of my attention should not
be mistaken for the lessening of my regard, I would hope.

15 Oct 1979

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —