for Melissa

harmonica dream

swirling and seen

as we drift into sleep.


so long in the past

our impressions were cast

our friendship to keep.


our young minds so moved

the lyrics manoeuvred

to capture the steep


rise and the fall

of broken hearts’ call

the standing that’s reaped.


Thirty years on

our friendship, blessed, strong

lament’s aura seeps


into sympathetic hearts

joined forever.


For dear Melissa, my friend from high school, the times we fell asleep to this gorgeous song. (I was so tempted, Mel, to write, “manooved” in the poem ๐Ÿ™‚ )

And to those who struggle with serious addiction. My heart is filled with empathy โค





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    Thank you. I feel very humbled! You have a lovely way with words but I think you already knew that ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      Friendship is worth celebrating imho!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hahaha and no, often filled with self doubt, but I enjoy it and life is short!


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