Down the river

I met the most
Unexpected friend

Here on the other
Side of the globe

Every night
I take a stroll
Down the river

Every night
He’s sitting on
The same stone

Staring back right at me
Without a blink

With so much
Deep understanding

Why yes
I know
He is a bird

So what

Out of all creatures
In this faraway land

He alone
Won’t turn away
When I look back at him

Not sure which one of us
Is more mesmerized
With this

Why yes
I’ll trade all treasures

Of this dreamy magical city
Temples historic sites nightlife
Commerce and art

For a short glimpse
Into such improbable
Unearthly bond

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