SnapDragon Speaks: To All The Friends I’ve Lost.

Shedding, 2020. Pennsylvania.
Original Photo by SnapDragon X.
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To All The Friends I’ve Lost:

I simply want to say hello, although it’s been so many years.

Because even as time performs its cruel, relentless dance, I still remember you.

I remember us.

I still laugh when I think of all our ridiculous jokes;

how many fears, dreams and secrets we shared;

how many times it felt like Us Against The Big Bad World.

And even though our paths diverged, and we’ll likely never meet again, you are still a part of me:

You’re tucked behind a picture frame; hummed in once-forgotten lyrics;

You’re a phantom companion buried someplace deep within my heart, twisting and turning at a moment’s notice.

I smile. I accept.

I breathe you in and out.

Because somehow, some way, I love you still.

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SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and educator who never heard of too many sprinkles.

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What are your thoughts on friendship, Dear Reader?

36 thoughts on “SnapDragon Speaks: To All The Friends I’ve Lost.

  1. Loved reading this, I didn’t want it to end. Maybe because I relate so much.
    I have however come to believe that some friendships are just meant to be temporally.
    I miss my old friends though…friends are the family we choose 🙂

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    1. Thank you so very much for your kind words! They truly mean more than you know. And yes: I agree that some people are meant to be with us for only a short time. But it can still be painful to accept the loss. Thanks again for reading! 🕊

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  2. Minimalism with maximum impact! Not many writers can say so much using such few words. Love the line: “You’re tucked behind a picture frame.” Very nice. I’m telling you, you gotta start sending this stuff out to some poetry mags. Thanks for this contribution on a universal theme and experience.

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  3. Friendship is when you can not see each other for months, maybe even years, and fall into step like you just saw each other yesterday.

    This is a touching tribute to people that clearly touched your life in some way. Meaningful time spent with caring people. Thank you for sharing.

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