Sometimes near my window

There sits a raven black

And just when I think I'm rid of him

He always comes right back

I never really want to

But sometimes I let him in

Once he's out, I say I won't

Let him in again

But time and time again I do

Against my better discernment

I tell myself to make a vow

But there's always an adjournment

I can't stand that raven

I want him gone

But for an inexplicable reason

To him I'm drawn

I know he causes anger and pain

And in the end, for me there's no gain

Perhaps someday I'll be rid of this bane

But until I say no I'm held by this chain