It had been years.
We had agreed to meet
Our schedules had taken their toll
I asked her to wait
Under the tree next to the shop
By the bench we had always sat
She looked good
As I approached her
She was looking down, music in her ears scrolling on the screen bumping to the beat.
I said her name
Signalling I was here
She didnt hear me so I touched her shoulder.
She looked up.
And her face broke into a smile.
She stood up to hug me and her smile faded.
She started to cry. ” it’s been forever”. While sniffing back the tears.
We broke loose and I saw another emotion from over the years. So much had happened so much had changed. She looked different, in pieces and deeply hurt, a story on another page.
After regaining her stance and calming herself down she said it,
I’ve missed you.
I’ve missed you too my friend, I replied.
“No.. I really missed you”, she continued
Life happened to me but it would have been a lot more bearable if you lived around the corner.
Every time I felt beat down, I’d long to see you, tell you all about my day.
But I dont blame you thou, I know life happened to you too.
But I’m glad you are here today so let’s allow life to continue to happen.
You were my friend even when we wernt together
You helped me deal with all the pain. My friend forever.