it sort of sounds as though you decided to stop dreaming and settle for the one right under your nose, but it also sounds as though it's not so bad after all! I enjoyed this very much. I am curious to see how many post valentine's day stuff today. I had to do one myself, although it's not a very happy one. ah well. perhaps I need to cross the line too.
Ah, Valentine's Day ... it does seem to bring out the romantic poetry. I regret I didn't post a love poem yesterday. This was nice and enjoyable to read. I like how it starts out, with the brandy and ginger..
My favorite line.. "Touches of intoxication Stealing her reason and restriction"
It sounds like the girl is getting drunk in oreder to get laid, for Valentine's Day. If this is personal, hey whatever works for you. Replinish your brandy though. lol. this was very well written. I not completely sure if I'm right about the meaning, but I like the one I came up with, so I will stick with it. lol. You had the reader focus on her habits not her mood, and left it up to us to grasp what was going on...very clever. Great job.
At first I thought this woman is getting intoxicated to be bolder and find love at a bar on V-day.
Then I read again and it strikes me! This is about an older woman trying to seduce her husband.
A woman trying to bolden up to pull her companion out of the warmth and into the heat of the love they once felt. That man gave her love and comfort she wanted to feel the sensuality again, the massage serving as an introduction to a world of love making.
She is crossing the line or taking the initiative to re-ignite the fire that has calmed down.
Nice write although the rhyme seems a bit forced in the 3rd stanza.