Tuesday, January 11, 2011

On Friendship and Indiscretion

On Friendship and Indiscretion 
for Rey Smith





She steps aside and watches 
me struggle in silence as I cowered 
from expressing my concern.
The best I can do is talk 
about my own shortcomings: 
the impatience with hardship, 
the many interruptions 
in what almost seems 
like one sided conversations. 
Yet she already knows I am worried
about his safety. He crashed 
his car twice in the last month 
and the binges lasted longer
than the weekends.  I will have to move.
But she stands beside me 
silently praying I will not speak ill 
of my best friend.

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