I embraced you
In the hallway
      -How have you been?
      -I didn’t even recognize you!
      -You look great.
      -What’s new?

We were both on our way somewhere else,
Headed in different directions,
Promising to catch up soon.

I didn't get to tell you:

I've made a place in my heart for your sadness.
I make it a cup of hot tea every day, 
and serve it while whispering--hope.
I love you so much.

 

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