Fair dinkum love isn’t about bringing in a dozen red roses.

It’s about bringing in the washing.

It’s not about standing next to your partner

because they look good on your arm.

It’s about standing by them even when they look foolish.

Fair dinkum love isn’t about stiff posture and smart clothes.

It’s about wrestling on the couch in your tracksuit.

It’s not about oysters and candle-lit dinners.

It’s about bringing home Chinese when your partner’s had a busy day.

Fair dinkum love isn’t about exciting getaways and fancy resorts.

It’s about being totally content sleeping-in together at home.

It’s not about gym membership and facelifts.

It’s about growing old and fat together.

Fair dinkum love is not about romance or image or success.

Fair dinkum love is about two average people

adoring and accepting each other for why they are.


Kim Cockerill