I met a metaphysics enthusiast two summers ago
We first bonded over whodunit novels & our hatred for avocados
Frequently reciting quotes by Parmenides & Kant ad verbum was his favourite
While I only vaguely remembered Aristotle & Plato from that one course at uni
He opened my mind & soul in places I had no clue existed
With explanations of the ‘where’, ‘why’, & ‘how’
But yet he could never say what I meant to him.