I was afraid I’d seen the last of you.
I was afraid that this time you had really gone.
That I had abandoned you for the last time.
That you were so disgusted with me.
That I was no longer worth your bother.
But I should have had more faith!
I should have remembered that you are a firm believer in ME!
You hadn’t gone at all!
You were just buried by events.
Smothered but not suffocated.
You snuck back upon me
in a series of unexpected decisions.
And here we are together again!
I feel elated and relieved that you survived.
I am proud to call you my friend.