for my card-carrying friend

demands for evidence almost always precede apologies
and follow flashes of doubt and mistrust
then we whip out the sanctioned documentation of our true intent
flash it around
thump it down
slide it (magstripe left, please)
protesting the whole affair as quite unneeded

when I needed reassurance, you simply showed up
waited patiently
listened carefully
smiled gently
spoke softly
and poured grace upon whom grace was needed

I know you

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License