the secret (to happiness)

the secret is that
after you’ve constructed
a laundry list of conditions,
you will throw it away.
when you’ve vowed
to never (again)
let your guard down,
you will do so
without noticing.
when you’re poised
to bolt because
he’s figured you out,
he will grab your hand & say,
when you’re awake
at 2 AM, a tangle of legs & arms,
you know you’ve discovered
the secret (to happiness).