Not a Valentine

Not a Valentine
This is not a Valentine—
I’m not praising you for beauty.
I don’t ask that you be mine—
Not for now nor perpetuity.
It’s not me who wants to snuggle—
I don’t find you that attractive.
I’m not looking for a cuddle,
Nor a dance, I’m not that active.
It’s unlikely there’s an invite—
You’re not welcome, never fear.
You’ll not join me for a quick bite—
No romantic dinner here.
Every line above is falsehood,
Every line reversed is true.
Every line inverts the truth good,
And the truth is I love you.

© 2022 Matt Willing.