Even.

I’m a better man
because of you –
now I’ve got
sweater game and
I wear cuter shoes –
but I’m assured
you don’t love me
for being cool,
cause it occurred that
you loved me when
I was just a fool
and you prefer me
when I’m being myself
you’re a connoisseur
of the books
on my crowded shelf
you’ve transferred
pure richness from
deep inside yourself
and blurred the lines
between you and I
with every donation
of your wealth
you’ve changed me
without forcing
me to change
we’ve grown and
been rearranged
in a mutual exchange
you’ve seen my brain,
felt my pain and
born my strangeness;
made my gain
your domain,
pointed me north
so I’m not aimless,
arranged yourself
so our blend is
seamless –
it seems I owe you,
though, I believe
you owe me too
so let’s take it up
when we meet
this evenin’
I’m sure we’ll
both get even once
our feet start weavin’

© Rylan Skelly, August 2018


About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between; I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo; I have a love for all major world religions - Eastern, Western, or in between; I'm genderqueer, and I'm comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns; I'm married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse; and I am a doing being, just like you!

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