Letters to the Men I Loved: Dear Best Friend...
Dear Best Friend,
We met when we were kids. I was insufferably wild, just loose of my parent's control. You were from Atlanta by way of some island far away. Everything about our friendship was easy. You made me laugh until I cried, you got me my first real job after college and I saw so many places for the first time with you by my side. You were one of the first people to make me feel special.
I don't know when you landed in the friend zone. I must have been blind. You're crafted like a Greek God and are more gentle than any man I have ever known. I knew for a long time you loved me deeply, enough to let me be, enough to not disturb my choices and my path. Men came and went, children were born, a marriage fell apart for us both, yet still there you were in my life.
When you smile, I smile. When you call now and for however long I'm blessed to live, I promise to answer. Too many of our friends we are ridiculous, always together but never together. Perhaps because deep down I know we would work, but I couldn't stand to get it wrong. I love you and you are my best friend and that is worth a lifetime of never being more even if that is how it should have always been.
Can't wait to get those matching tattoos. I'm glad you keep putting up with me.