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Reunion

It’s like this


YOU glow

Eyes the brightest blue

Belief in your words

Finally sure

That you’re good enough


YOU are the luckiest man in the room

And you don’t even know it

No one to protect

You can apply the brakes

Make a u-turn

And change your route


YOU curled your hair

Lightened your heart

Rocked the dress

Fought for equality and won


YOU somehow grew

Hoisted up slouched shoulders

Wiped the hair from your eyes

Made us wonder how we missed out on that


YOU rub your wife’s hand

Avoid her eyes

Mine too

Dance the fine line of good

And echo sadness


YOU almost did it

Almost signed the papers but panicked

Because you didn’t know what life would be like without that person


YOU are the 2.0 version of the hottest girl in school

Not just hot but smart

You feel it

You show it

You own it


YOU face things I can’t imagine

Lies mountains high

Hope mountains high

Brave enough to love anyway


YOU forgot to make me a name tag

Then told me it didn’t matter

That nobody could forget me

You were right


YOU spent your Sunday with me and your beautiful wife

Connecting the dots like they never disconnected

Seeing things my way

Or is it your way?

Like we always did


I type these words at 30,000 feet

Thankful for the opportunity to peek into your worlds

And go back to mine



 

While going through old files, I found a poem called "Reunion." Apparently, I wrote it after a high school reunion. I'm pretty sure it was after our 10th. I have a couple ideas who I wrote about, but some of it has me seriously perplexed.


To my high school friends, do you know who I was writing about? And to everyone, what stood out to you at your reunions?


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