Though I know you dislike formal titles,
A list poem should post no problem, so:
How about we start with a Craigslist ad?
How about we start with an apartment,
With vegetables cooking on a camping stove
Two hundred feet from America’s wealthiest street.
How about we start with three pairs of hearts:
Two oldest daughters, two non-normies,
And one of us watching the two of you
Become You Two.
This is how it works, isn’t it?
A friendship that turns into love,
A friend that turns to watch it,
To joy in it
A hopeful pup.