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?