My biggest mistake to date has to be relationship building;
often without intent or design and in spite of myself.
Just a role to fill, just time spent, then – bam – feelings;
to be considered and soothed for our mental health,
and I wonder what I did wrong to wind up with another friend.
Now my time, now my energy, now my feelings are needed;
til I’m left wondering just where does it end?
Is there any way to go back to being just someone you know?
If not I’m afraid that I’ll soon be that old so-and-so
who let you down, disappointed, didn’t say-do the right thing;
if you’d asked before leaping I could’ve told you that’s all I’d bring.