Respect is to a friendship

as water to a tree.

I must have yours,

you must have mine.

for, without respect,

our friendship cannot take root.


I love you,

You love me.

That is a beginning,

but it is not enough.

We must work together

to prevent an end.


First of all, I wasn’t expecting it.

But then nobody ever does.

That’s what everyone tells me

when I tell them I didn’t expect something.

“Nobody ever does.”

But sometimes I do.

So there.


A fleeting glimpse

Perhaps –

But not fleeting enough

that I could not realize

that I love you.


I just need

to ask you

one thing –

Where did you leave

the bananas?


Peace be with you.