After The Snap

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It’s amazing what you miss?

Perspective is a delightful thing.

I never played the sounding board.

Never too much for gripe sessions.

Never put too much time into listening.

Today a friend vented. And I listened.

Intentionally, uninterrupted, definitely partial

but adequately objective.

I do hope I was a help, sincerely.

See we are fairly newly acquainted.

My ink isn’t dry yet on my formerly


Maybe the glue that I hope seals me to a new love

Is created in times like these

Conversations like these.

Bad days, long drives, understanding,

Overlooking the stress to find a way to unburden oneself

By engaging the partner in a debriefing on one’s tribulations.

I definitely understand, formerly not too willing.

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