It's not the beginning, but

end that determines friendship—
understanding the other
where they come from:
unhealed wounds, triggers
 defensiveness, doubt  
all needing more love
until recovered in trust—  
  virtually impossible
  in a virtual world;  
and yet, here we are  
proof-positive it can work  
There are no games with us
only a brutal truth  
stripping bark  
down to its tender pulp—
those insecurities that plague
a human soul  
Because it's not the beginning
but end that determines friendship
Ours is far from over yet—
I'll always have your back  
regardless of where you rest
your weary head
Written by Ahavati
Author's Note
For Johnny xo
Five years of best-friendshipness, and counting
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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