Dear Jonathan, my favourite constable,
I hope the delay in my reply is understandable
I have been investigating a body on a raft (inflatable)
Do you think a relationship of this sort is desirable?
Perhaps a quiet liaison, to our colleagues deniable
Or a wild, tawdry affair to the whole world visible?
Forgive me. This topic tends to make me irascible.
We should speak when I’ve caught this criminal so contemptible.
Detective Lacey Lee
C/O The Ivies B&B
Number 172 is a reply to this. My first note was in rhyme so has been promoted to poem 173, leaving me to say: Poor Jonathan. But really, do people send notes like his? Perhaps it needed some tick boxes.