So far away friends seem,
yet like a favorite pair of jeans the fit is always a comfy,
welcome sigh of relief.
One day – maybe today – when I am calm inside
and the sparkles of life shimmer up the spine and out of this heart again,
I will call them by name and they will be with me.
All of them simultaneously – a brood of strong babes (and some dudes)
and we will sing.
Yes, we will hold hands and sing.
They will know that I love them. There will never be another doubt.
Hurt feelings will lift and dissipate.
Our spirits will unite.
I will be there for them like never before.
It will be enough.
And they will know…
Long have I lived in shadow and fear,
but it is time for darkness to pass.
One bounding leap, a launch into the abyss – into light, into forever –
we will take together
and my friends will know they have always been with me.