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Mixed emotions

Resounding pride and longing

for those things new that sparsely resemble the old

thankful friendships

Reminders of what makes a difference from simple acquaintances




A strong and perpetual advocate

one who embodies a refreshing spirit

A sounding board

In 360 degrees

In this very moment


In the return

Part of me never left

Forcing a fragmentation

that moves forward while looking back

No outcomes are certain

Yet, the shedding of layers

seemingly paints a portrait

that now requires an actor

In the return

I am neither who I was nor who I wish to be…