Forgive me if I seem to pester,
I don’t mean to take your time.
It’s just that, well, because I like you
I wondered if your day went okay.

It’s late, past 00:00, but I won’t sleep
Unless I get that text reply
Where you’ll sign “X”* and leave a mystery
Joke or word for me to unravel.

I know, I know, it’s far from likely
That you ever mean it so,
But we, recipients unrequited,
Love a lilting verse: it entertains.

*That is big x.

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