real

real friends – the best ones
know about your prescriptions
and why you need them

Lexapro
Effexor
Valium

Flomax

now you know,
too.
count yourself amongst my friends

but not a best or “real” friend
yet.
there’s more

real friends – the best ones
understand when you vanish
even though it hurts

and are there when you come back
because you will
come back

that’s what real friends do

they stay
they wait
they come back when you come back

not always easy – relationships rarely are

some are easier than others
in the midst of life
and all the good and all the bad

all of it.

those are the ones to whom I return
again
and again
and again

the ones who wait for me
again
and again
and again

to them I offer my deepest gratitude
and my deepest self

real friends “get it” – even when they don’t.

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