I do love love

But not the baggage

I prefer friendship love

Over the lovership variety

Friendship love is constant

Like a heart beat

It’s thoughtful like unexpected

Greeting cards wishing well

Lovership love is spicy

And hot and explosive

Like jalapeño peppers initially

Sweet and innocently unalarming

Until the sweating starts

And you find yourself

Reaching for anything but

Friendship love is scotch

Warm friendly and fuzzy

Lovership love is tequila

With lime and salt

Followed by a hangover

That lasts for months