Not going to let you go again

So many times

Sat across from you

In this very room

Playful banter and teasing

Fifty years is a long time

To share the joys and sorrow of life

Many struggles, many dreams

Though our circles were concentric

Similar goals

But now time has intervened

To try to steal you away

That just can’t happen

This is your room

Where you hold forth

With both wisdom and love

Shared generously

You came back today

You will come again

To stay where you belong

To hold and embrace us

I love you Mary Becker

FXC 5/27/19


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