Side by side
Stand next to you
No looks no talk
Just close proximity
So others won’t notice
Though through our banter
Somehow we earned badge of
The fight like an old married couple
How I wonder now
Your reaction and expression
To such an unruly comment
As now we put distance between
From unwanted attention


Jokes made
But are they really?
Curious of, your insight
For what do you see?
Do you know what I not?
For I see black and white, no
Though you’ve mentioned, asked
Only a few to count
Maybe snugly like a panda
Yet no, no matter what
You view between
And would you want?
Think good or concerned in the middle . . .
Or am I denying such jokes?
As it is, heavily in mind
The words you’ve spoken.