You became my best friend
Though I didn’t know you for long
A mutual acquaintance introduced us,
thought we’d work well together.
You comforted me through my illness
made it more endurable.
I spent as much time with you as I could
while careful to avoid accusations of “forgetting old friends.”
And then one day without warning you were
I was bewildered and hurt; was it something I had done, something I said?
I went to all your old haunts
You weren’t there; left no forwarding address.
Asked those I thought would know where to find you; they didn’t.
I was desperate; the illness
was unbearable without you
So I turned to other assistance
Anything to stop the pain; but it wasn’t the same
For months, I felt lost without you
Nowhere I looked, could I find you
Then yesterday, I revisited one of your old spots
and looked for you, on a whim.
There you were!
Your beloved features beaming at me.
I laughed and cried and greeted you with a grin
At last! We’re together again
My dear, beloved,