you can hear it igniting like a shuttle
the thermostat clicks and a spark hits gas
and every time it does
it sounds like someone's walking up to my front door
and I keep hoping it'll be you
because your nose is far too pretty
to not be kissed.
Tonight should be a warm one
click spark flame heat.
I pour the blue blanket over my bare bones
while my tea steams like an angry cartoon Frenchman
and I'll be up for a while.