I met this guy a few weeks ago.
He was so perceptive and kind.
I didn’t know him then,
And it’s a perplexing matter with men.
Never had I met someone so interesting and outgoing.
He painted my future and aspirations;
He knew where I stood before I learned how to walk.
I think people like that change people like me.
They see a world of opportunities that I can’t seem to see.
It was a chance encounter,
That I remember so clearly,
Because I held onto his words so dearly.
It hit my like a hurricane;
Hit me like a storm.
And now I’m faced with a new set of norms.
I won’t hang onto the person,
Or idealize the setting.
I’ll cling to what was said,
Because I was hungry,
And now I am fed.