We’d be the best

Let’s be best friends
Let’s just pretend

You’ll come over and watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Eating corn chips and I’ll have a wine
Or maybe you’ll play a video game
Possibly while I read poems on my phone, I know you’re half listening

On weekends you’ll try to get me to surf
I’ll tell you where you can shove that offer, “No thanks”
I’ll sit on the sand while you go do your thing
You’ll remind me not to get burnt, make jokes about my freckles

Every now and then we’ll dress up and go out
I’ll be the best wingman you’ve ever had
You’ll pay me back by buying the food
But if you strike out we’ll have fun anyway, singing every lyric we know

We won’t live in each other’s pockets, we need our space
Yet we’ll always pick up right where we left off
We’ll always be in each other’s corner, loyal as ever
Always celebrating, commiserating and challenging each other

It’d be the best
Because we’d be best friends


As I get to know my WP friends more, I sometimes image what our lives would be like if we lived in the same place. I may romanticise a little but I don’t care, that’s half the fun. I imagine walking with Lia, chatting with Mich, enjoying Kritika’s accent, eating Katy’s food, letting Bharath rant about whatever is on his mind, having coffee with Nathi, learning from V.J, sharing poems with Harsh, listening to music with Jared, getting perspective from Lorraine, being amazed by Mia, pondering the beauties of the world with Shantanu, laughing with (or at) John, discovering delightful words with Nick and on it goes (this is getting too long).

This piece is for my friend John over at jarofpoetry.com and was inspired by a hilarious conversation. Make sure you check out his awesome work if you haven’t already. John is talented and he is ‘good people’.

40 thoughts on “We’d be the best

      1. πŸŽ‰ That’s great to hear. I’m very much in love with everyone today and amazed by the WP people in my life. It very unexpected, the connections I have made here. So yes, feeling all the warm feels today πŸ’œ

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      2. It’s such an affirmative response and I expect you’ll be a really successful blogger through both your writing and your positivity for others πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

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  1. πŸ˜­πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    You’re the best Secret a guy can ask for…😐 It sounded great in my head but after reading what I just wrote…🀣🀣🀣

    I like a little competition 😏 especially when food is on the line

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  2. “letting Bharath rant about whatever is on his mind” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ sputtering through my teeth right now. I’m sweating from laughing so much the past hour. Also it’s hot here today. This poem was beautiful, and what, you have freckles too, are we twins, it’s craziness. πŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈπŸ€“πŸ˜…πŸ† <– [leopard licks sweat from forehead]

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  3. Oh my, what a beautiful poem, thank you for mentioning me in your post, it is an honor. I will definitely look forward to have a beautiful time with you – me listening to your amazing poetry and you reciting them πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

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