It was a fair fight until then, until the bomb.
The two sides traded blows, the sparring tongues of lovers.
Playful exchanges like scraps between brothers.
Never saw it coming; no guard posted for sight of the horizon.
Who would expect an advance so brazen? Sudden
Eyes widened, as it dropped
The infamous L-bomb
that changed the game beyond all expectation
The fling: flung
and in its place:
“I love you,” she said
and his defences crumbled like bombed bricks.