Sadness in Joy and Joy in Sadness

There is nothing
in this world
lovelier and lonelier
than seeing your friends
become parents

Knowing, with a bone deep knowledge
that your journeys together
from here on out
will only grow
in distance.

Dearest child,
I wish you only the best
and I know
that you will grow
to be as beautiful
and brave
as the people who made you.

But for today,
allow an aging girl
her sadness
that you are a reminder

for how things have changed
and will only change
in a fashion that grows
up, as you grow
and I fall

further from their lives
without Sunday beers
and girl talks
in the bathroom
with cigarettes.


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