Love popped his head round the door.
"Hi!" He said, and,
"May I?" Pointing to the bed.
"YOU!" I laughed, can take a hike -
I'm not at home to you today."
Love, unabashed, closed the door behind him.
"We need to talk." (Ever the drama queen.)
I touched his cheek, tenderly, as a mother does,
I shall not tell you what I said, but I WILL reveal:
Love laughed out loud,
And, before leaving via the fire escape,