Late Valentine Recipe

Put in the effort;
mix in the ingredients
and wait for the cake to rise-
keep the oven door shut.

If need be turn on the light
to watch the wait occur, concur with yourself
time and again and repeat the thought and its implications
and complications and re-study the information already gathered.

Recipes only go right if you

don't follow the measurements,
so pour a little more than need be,
knead a little longer,
forget everything learnt
and be yourself around her.