By some trick of the mind,
we managed to hide these feelings
dabbling in the background, while
outwardly presenting a tidy idea of
who we might be,
as long as we could side-step the curious
twitch of needing some mixture of
both love & friendship to mingle
while we’re laughing it off,
sleeping it off in your bed,
in unexpected precious entanglement.
Some mysterious heart,
we both possess.