If you were expecting Eros and candles,
this does not look much
but I could paint you a hundred portraits
of unwary couples who’ve sat down for a quick bite
and lingered long into loving.
and the inter departmental eyes
that suddenly mist and gel
BFFs and secrets shared
and the one more parting glass
where platonic is swept away with the plates
Moon, roses and twilight set the seal
but a la fresco afternoons are where the friskiness begins
– and that’s the spark of romance
Written for Bastet’s pixelventures: Romance – I usually try it in haiku or rhyme but dashing off soon for a holiday break with my beloved.