do i believe in love?

of course.

you dont have to have a boo to be into the magical force that binds us all

i havent had a girlfriend in a few years for a number of reasons

most of which i cannot reveal here because nothing in here is true.

so what happens is every now and then i will get a tap on my window

or my doorbell will ring a ding ding

and i will put on my housecoat and flick on the porch light

and i will see a flowing gown in the distance running away

and hear a delightful giggle

and later screeching tires

i’ll look down on the welcome mat and see a gift box or two

smelling of perfume and lust.

inside might be chocolates spiked with molly

or bananas dipped in butterscotch

or a nice little bottle of rum

and two shot glasses that say




every blue moon one of the courageous ones will stand pat at the door twirling her hair peeping through the peep hole for a sign of light

and i’ll open the door and invite her in

one thing will lead to another and there will be dancing

and laughing

maybe some merriment

followed by surprising disappointment.

a chopper will arrive and swoop her away

little red Bougainvillea blossoms swirling in the courtyard

and much later a text begging for a selfie

which is always obliged.

so yes i know i get used.

but thats better than

a lonely trip to the apple pan.

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