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The Love Troll

It knew of the unknowable distance that grew between us,
but God knows how it got there - one day it wandered in,
pinned its tenancy to the inside of my chest
and sat there, observing, oblivious to nothing.
It was a keen musician, keeping tempo with my tempo,
slept when I slept, read when I read.
I continued as normal amid the newness of letting go
with an awareness of it  that snuck past definition.
Once, on the way to college, I saw its reflection
holding steady in the window of a passing train 
and I found a privilege
to the age I was present in.

It ended its stay at the next stop,
but before it was lost to the crowd,

it looked back  and we smiled to each other

knowing that the dialogue 
between me and you -

however unspoken -
would continue. 

And that was the last
I saw of it

without ceremony
but with rhythm in its shoes.

Chateau Lobby #4 by Father John Misty

First time, you let me stay the night despite your own rules You took off early to go cheat your way through film school