It’s been six days since you left.
I don’t know what you were going through;
I hadn’t seen you in years.
I mostly remember playing Nintendo
in the basement of your folks’ house
watching movies together
or playing in your neighborhood.
That was more than 20 years ago.
Our parents, the best of friends
for much longer than that.
I do know you were loved,
and will be missed immensely.
There is a hole now in many hearts
that can never be filled in.
I don’t know what other words to write,
Rest in peace, old friend,
may you find a better place.
In memory of N.L.W.
April 20, 1979-April 21, 2013