Danny Boy

first day at college

first person I met

across the hall suite mate

from longkisland

we walked to orientation

slight southern lady politely

thick southern drawl

do things on Taime

don’t get Behaind

first belly laugh in college

first time I did not feel alone


fast forward 35 years

many many memories

my friend died too soon

sheepish full mouth grin

sharp wit

ability to talk paint off a wall

immediate knowledge of a person’s

strengths and weaknesses

firmly held opinions

love for family friends hobbies

will all be missed

over time

but he will not be left behind