The match

Quick off the mark and
when the light fails I
am slick
with the dark

she leads me a dance
I teach her the steps
and they lead to romance.

but down by the sea on the shore
there’s just me
and the silences that I adore.

it’s a dice throw
she knows and I know
it’s a head to head
a toe to toe
slugging it out
that’s what love’s all about
and not forgetting the
tender moments too.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.