You made me meet you each morning,
‘I need a running friend’ you lied,
No coincidence the route you chose
Ran passed our teacher’s house.
Two young spies, poorly disguised
As ‘keeping fit’ before sunrise,
So you could catch a secret glimpse
And nurse it in your mind.
I, the unwitting companion
to your teenage fantasy,
Was so relieved when you tired of him
I could finally lie in.
“Brief: 366/2020 project, prompt ‘Spy’
“Insight: for Carolyn, not to mention the valentines card incident and other trouble I let you get me in.