Knowing when to leave and when to stay . . . and the obligation of both.


Friends and Lovers

Friends and lovers
are the ones we give away,
into the care of other lives
and other times

You’ve been my friend and lover
Friend to my warmest thought,
lover to my misdirection
I hold you dear

Some stumbling thoughts,
meant for you
Written as well as I can
At least for now

So, stick them in a corner,
drag them out
from time to time,
when you wonder where I am

I’ll remember you,
you’ll remember me
Friends and lovers,
never far apart

Poetry Collection: Corner of My Mind
This poem is included in
Jim Freeman’s
poetry collection

CORNER OF MY MIND
available here in print
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