This past summer, I took a trip and reconnected with an old friend, to whom I was very close back in 2010. I know some of the poetry is directly connected to him, and I believe much of the rest arose in response to my changing relationship with a second friend.
Kenny Chesney thinks it's funny how we all have songs that "somehow stamped our lives / takes us to another place and time," but I absolutely love that fact. Today I also loved how this piece took me back to another place and time...
“Protector”It’s no secret.I miss him.See picturesFrom way back whenAnd even though it’s overJust want to protect him.But there’s no wayBecauseHe won’t let me.So IWill continueTo tryTo protectMy protectorFrom the memoriesEven thoughI onlyWant to make new memoriesWith him.
Times have changed: I have changed: Feelings have changed. We'll always have the memories, though...which, according to the subtext of this piece (it all flooded back instantly), is for better and worse.