There is a fine line to friendship.
It is wanting to be there – or
are you just there?
Do you listen and feel the pain,
or do you just listen and
Give of yourself, your whole self
and don’t make the exchange
a convenience of sorts.
Care to the point where their
happiness is your happiness.
Be inside the person, and don’t
feign empathy or half-hearted advice.
Friendship is an eternal commitment
that doesn’t track the passing of time
or the absence of self.
Truly feel the pulse of the person,
and only then can you call them