A companion from way back when –
you don‘t want to recognize her –
being afraid she could ask:
“hello, how ya doin‘, long time no see,
what about a couple of hours, just the two of us?“
You quickly cross the street –
you‘re busy, take a look at your cell phone –
do this and that only to avoid
a close encounter face to face.
She is good for us.
She takes care for a breath of fresh air in our minds.
She is the muse’s kiss –
just poorly wrapped.
I‘d like to meet her again now and then.
Remark: Tedium (Langeweile) it is a female noun in german.
I decided to stick with it in the translation because “she“ appears as a person.