My best friend (second to my husband) is moving out of state.
This news was announced to me lately
and it didn’t make it into the “good news” column.
This news jumped between my earlier abandonment issues,
loss, and sadness.
Hope kept trying to pop up amongst the ashes,
but this girl didn’t want to listen.
This will be something new that I have to recover from.
The questions pound in my head:
Who will get me like she does?
Who will understand my jokes?
Who will take time out of her busy schedule
to see movies with her favorite movie pal?
Who will provide such awesome wisdom that
I was getting used to receiving from her?
The answers will show up later
I don’t need to know them now
I just need to keep using email and phone calls
to stay in touch,
but Skype – no thanks.
She and I will survive
in this land of new challenges and dreams and blessings
But thank God,
She is alive
and I never have to forget her.