You said I needed culture.
I said I don’t want it growing on me.
A teacher and artist,
The smartest person I’d ever met.
Yes, much older than me.
We met playing risk.
And drank all night.
I was instantly caught up in you.
We’d make love for days.
You introduced me to a different life.
The ballet, the symphony, Broadway plays.
A whirlwind romance.
You said we would never last.
Because what we had was an abstract love.