RomanceLives (to Gavin)

And then you

Said you’ve never

Had romance yet

Loved love is

In essence romance

It’s first flight

For a hatchling

And that initial

Skidded landing on

Marshy lake it’s

That one taste

Of snow and

Your first bitter

Lick of lemon

Romance is eyes

And smiles and

Chagrin caught staring

It’s that first

Tentative touch and

Oh yes that

First cautious kiss

This is romance

And to you

My dear boy

Poetry romance lives