“Love is a Dog from Hell”
(by Charles Bukowski),
was the book you had once given to me.
I always thought your title choice ironic,
since we were strictly platonic,
was there something I didn’t see?
And you’ll never (EVER) know,
that back then,
I totally did see,
but figured you didn’t,
so I silently accepted,
some things are just not meant to be.