Ode to Jilliana

In her forthright manner
Dear Jilliana
Was surprised I was a virgin
To the Spoken Word

I said ‘I’ll just observe’
She laid down the challenge
‘Chicken - strike while the iron is hot
Carpe Diem
Just open your mouth and speak!’

We had only just met
Late November
A Sunday afternoon
That went on forever

Two vintage Liver Birds
Reminiscing together
Our wonderful colourful lives

Now we are practically related
Living side by side!

Eluna Norris
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