Although separated, as two will become,
my life continued, though regrettably not
as much as yours--the forward launch.
But I have had to miss you
at one point or another.
Never consistently--I could not afford it--
the cost of tears and nostalgia and such
are far too high for my pathetic budget.
But Happy Friendship Day to you, anyway.
I know it's not a real holiday,
I know it's not enough to hold
together the thread that's been worn by ten years,
but I've thought of you. I have loved you,
and will no matter who you'll meet--
I will no matter the words you speak,
no matter the answers and questions you seek.
I've missed you; I'll see you
again--alive and well in my memories.