they told him the world was calling Mayday
pockets exploding into splintered seams
blue and green rags crashing soundlessly down
he didn’t care
they were biking side-by-side
she tugged on his shirt
he pulled her along
they laughed uphill
spotted 9.15.17, O., J., Planet Earth, Milky Way
is someone who’s lived a vastly different reality than you
whether internally or externally.
find the differences among you
to shatter what you thought you knew about “the” world,
find the similarities between you
to start to piece it together again.
you’ll find it it takes on a new shape and more space
that we wait till goodbyes to spend time together
to celebrate what is between us
only in leaving
the power of a warm drink and an unlikely friend
Remember again that it is about giving,
about an outpouring of –
I mean to say
that when I first came,
finding friends was about me,
my own need for connection.
I forgot that
friendship is about
sharing the stories and lessons of life
they may inspire, challenge, and comfort others,
and to let others be the same for you.