I lost a friend today.
I lost a welcoming committee with one dedicated member. I lost a subtle heartbeat in an otherwise silent room. I lost a precious face, an eager smile, and a warm presence. I lost a knee-buckling stare and a grin-inducing yawn. I lost a companion eater, drinker, and dreamer. I lost photogenic perfection—the life behind a two-year desktop background. I lost white light in the dark of night. I lost a family member.
All of this and so much more; I lost a friend today.