As open parentheses long for one to close
A thoughtful gift waits for a grateful note.
As slippers seek to cover their owner’s toes
A windy day calls for both hat and coat.
As puckered lips desire their beloved’s mouth
An unanswered sigh makes romance more remote.
As autumn makes birds yearn to fly south
A sailor stuck on land pines for his boat.
As Abbott would be lost without Costello
Costello on his own would be a cheerless fellow.