As the fall rain

patters from above,

my heart beats

a sad rhythm of love.

Another grey day

to think time away

with you, my love,

a world from me.

Remember strip rummy

in my basement?

Naked pawing parts,

lips in a long kiss…

and after too much beer,

I belched in your mouth!

Beet red were my cheeks,

but we laughed and

returned to our mission

passionately kissing…

I threw my leg over

your hip for permission!

We rocked and rolled

and played, but…

never did you stick it in!

Why? I wonder much!

Even back then,

friends with benefits

didn’t work for us!