Crosswords may create a dilemma of negotiation
A navigation of clues both across and down
An enigma of cryptic words that are synonyms for words I do not use,
Or puns for phrases that I do not understand.
They can also be the language you use to traverse my body
Driving me insane with senseless teasing or they can be the pointers of direction
Guiding me to completion and fulfilment of a long-sought for solution.
Crosswords expunge me emotionally
Bringing frustration and the satiation by the joy I feel when I win
And in that space
I find you
I find me