Oh she was lovely enough,
this casual pianist.
but I knew this routine by heart.

She was supposed to be a fling
an overture, nothing more

We would share some moonlight
and part soon after,
Any connection, evaporating quickly 
a duet dissolved into solo

But the first voice I heard in the morning was not my own:

Please stay

and I found myself following,
not leading


"Have I learned my lesson?"

someone asked later



Not yet,

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