I want nothing from you,
as surprising as it sounds
there’s nothing you need to do;
Let’s order some rounds…
It’s something you’re not used to
I can see the worry in your eyes.
But I am not here to cage you
Our usual banter will suffice.
We can pretend it didn’t slip,
If you wish I will not show it again.
You’re aware I have a perfect grip,
You were and are my precious friend.
You don’t have to choose distance,
and, please, you must understand
I don’t yearn for acceptance
I love you simply because I can.