Poem 20150621

the first left and returned
an oddity
living above with his old music
and porn
seeing his secret girlfriends on the weekends
secret in the sense
that everyone knew about them

the second one stayed for years
though he too was forced out
in the end
though he did nothing wrong
except be kind
and get sick
and play the part of a pawn

the third was a surprise
an adoption
kind and generous
with a sharp wit

and all three gone