I do not like the way the story ends,
how she has prayed to God and
begs to be remembered and God
leaves her dying on some journey
away from home. But I do giggle
with money gold overtime, believing
that Jacob worked 14 good years
to keep a woman he couldn’t resist
but kissed at first glance. I replay
the story over and over again
when I have a difficult break-up.
My name isn’t Leah so I know
if he left after only 7 years, my kiss
must have been cold and 14
years must have sounded lame.