The One I Won’t Forget

I have an old friend

I will never forget

I don’t know why

Don’t imagine I ever will

He left an impression

An imprint

A special feeling

That revives

On the rare occasion

That we cross paths


He means everything still

And nothing

It wasn’t love

For either of us

And it never would have been

Best friends

But not forever

And for whatever reason

Whatever cause

Whatever imaginable explanation

He ignites a smile

A warmth

A tingle

An admiration

That only a true friend

An amazing human being

Can trigger


Even from miles away

Even through silence

Even through the noise of life

Every now and then

I remember


Even though

He likely


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