Noughts and Crosses

She came at me,
notwithstanding
our chemistry
with a battering ram
to take down the man,

her shakedown in
my hometown

incredible?
attractively so,
but
I did fight you know
and I didn’t exactly choose
to lose
but these things
are sent to try us.

She still comes at me
adding a touch of
insanity to the
spectacle by wearing
a ball gown,

in this town
anything goes.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.