The Very Last Steps

I had admired her

from afar,

so gentle and demure


I gathered my courage,

and my best presentation, made

Boldly advancing, neither threatening,

nor cowering,

the epitome of elegance…


My life, my love

such an elegant congress

of two ideals,

The very last steps, towards her

I made,

measured and true,

failing only in the placement,

of a banana peel, yellow…..