Friend: Slightly More Than a Chance Meeting

i don't fall in love so easily
not with myself, not with you
but there was this one time
the first time
we spoke, for a minute
maybe two
and i thought
holy shit this person is
and not that
mildly manipulative
but truly amazing
one of those people
that you just want to be around
and not talk
just sit in the
calm or listen
to the strange wisdom
that comes from your mouth
even when it's riddled with
obscenities and bad jokes
i never told you how
amazing you are
because you don't think
i know you like that
i probably never will
even though now i can
almost call you