Love Crept In


He was playing around.
She was wonderful, but not quite
what he had in mind,
though he thought a romp in the hay
might be fun.

She was on to him,
and played the game with consummate skill.
But as they played, love crept in
along with children
and later… grandchildren.

Nowadays they look back
and laugh at the pirouettes
they performed for each other,
even though they know
they were in love
from the very beginning.


© Russ Lewis 2021