The sum of the two of us still

If it is just the two of us tonight
Then it is just the two of us alright

We have mere intimations to start
To spend on high hopes for delight

A glass of water for each of us first
To break the ice, so they say or insist

It takes no fuss to wave away the menu
That which used to give comfort will do

A perfect pizza to tear apart, then us
Down pat to the last kiss and bite

We get to tip the waiter with the bill
As love’s tender stays cold on the table

When we get out of here it will be as
It was before we bought into one-plus-

Rosendo M. Makabali is a technical writer in a government office and the employees cooperative.