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April 9, 2012

the best kind of friends
are the ones who you call at the last minute
to invite them to a somewhat fancy dinner
and they simply say,
and then they simply come over
dressed simply
with a favorite six-pack
(which they barely touch)
and a hand-picked Napa red
which upgrades the meal endlessly
the empty bottle yet a reminder
of the wonder of the grape

they comfort your children
laugh at your jokes
seat the kids in the kitchen
compliment you on the food
(and allow you to agree
that yes, it is impressive)
before finishing dessert
to lean back and talk about life
the important and the mundane
woven like a tapestry
connecting four people
celebrating their joys
but also
catching them when they stumble

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One Response to “friends”

  1. Heather says:

    Love this!

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