for JJ

I think of you again before I fall asleep reaching for the deeper parts of myself I wonder how the changes since seem so normal when I didn’t want to think it awkward to write this or to call you on the phone not knowing what to say Why haven’t we at least as people do shared one special day each year? It’s been ten years since what I took away of you was part of me Love, you always taught me to share and gave me loving friendship I am old enough now older than you were when we met to return the promise of what you have given I’m sorry to hear that some things have changed but I know that people don’t change at heart with absence or misfortune

26 October 1985