What makes up a community,
if not those common threads
that make us not such strangers
and more interested, instead,
in how the other sees the world,
what makes a good friend tick.
To share the things that shape your life:
that’s what makes friendship stick.
And who need know out and beyond
some wide, imagined fence,
besides the ones whose words you trust
with your experience?
If the result is my small pond
should teem with such big fish
that my wee boat seems less alone:
for what more could I wish?
09 APR 2006