Gallant Knight

You showed up at my door step

Singing sweet songs about love

Making charming appearances,

Intentionally departing after dawn


Confidently distant

Consistently inconsistent

Mostly unavailable

Almost unattainable

Displaying your merits

Through honorable labors


Coming and going in cycles

Like the moon rising at night

Your temper seemed secure

Like that of a gallant knight


Unruffled by your fear

I offered a safe space

For your heart to find some rest

And explore a new frontier


Your armor slowly dissolved

To reveal a different soldier

One covered with scars

From many past wars

Waged in failed attempts

To make conflict become exempt


Hiding underneath the wounds

Was a kind and gentle soul

Longing to drop his shield

And call someone his home



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