He was the very best friend
the sort every first home owner
and IT dunce needs.
Able to replace borer rotten wood
and bugs of the cyber type
would work all day
for dinner and dessert – cooking not his forte.
seemingly confined to perennial bachelorhood
not so much unlucky in love
as luck not interested in love.
He loved women
women liked him
solid and reliable
no electricity an unrequited said.
shapes and forms
to rules applauded by the curve
but known only to chance itself.
At the end of an eternal wait
the girl from almost next door.
Can he bring her to meet us?
Sure is delighted.
boarding school skirt
and nasty. Venomous.