Your turquoise eyes—

on what they have opened and closed



Since 1993
You’ve been in my life
We met in preschool
You were my crush


Years later
We got in touch
Talked on AIM for hours and
Hours of sleep I lost


You grew up in Philly
I, a suburban girl
Miles away
But never too far


We fought often
You played cold turkey
I didn’t mind that
You’ll always be there


Now young adults
A “Hello, how are you?”
Here or there


You made me realize
That time away
Is an eye lost


To a friend
And whose growth
You wont get to watch