in the company of friends
if you asked me what i know now that i didn’t know then
i’d say to you that i’ve learned how to be alone in a whole new way
a way that has forced me to grow up…
without losing any of the playfulness i admire in myself.
i bring to the now, the realisation that some friendships endure
despite the size of the ocean that divides them, and that
some friendships i thought would last forever are just not meant to be that way
i bring to the now, precious new friendships found in the past year
and carry with me the dreams and plans for my future
i would say to you that creativity is something that can’t be ignored,
or abandoned, because it will keep showing up at the door,
until you let it in. and i’d say that there’s always room in here
for joy and for sadness… because i have learned that i cannot truly
appreciate one without the other. and that sometimes,
not knowing what’s next is the best way to be.