a little romance

stuffy nose

scratchy throat

foggy head

blotchy red

face

is it too much to wish

for a little romance?

muddled greetings of

future meetings

mother’s delight

sets one a-fright

she wonders

whether

it is too much to wish for

a little romance

yes!

i do not budge

easily

even less so

when stricken so

unromantically

ill

even if you have

the best

of intentions

i don’t trust

your mischief

mother

yes

i’m goofy

yes

i’m awkward

yes

i’m oblivious

suspicious

perceptive

naive

which is why i

wish for

clear-cut

statements

and

well-defined

boundaries

with my side order of

a little romance