I’ve been thinking a lot about you and your___________.
I hope you and yours have all survived the____________.
I’m writing to wish you _____________.
I often think fondly of the time we ______________,
went camping for our friend’s 14th birthday
swam in the English Channel
hid in the sauna during the orchestra trip
got drunk at that graduation party
went skinny dipping in an icy lake
lent me your spare bathing suit
admitted you didn’t really like your popular friends
grabbed my ass
I felt like another person, more______________.
I always admired you for your ___________________.
I wish that I had __________________.
stayed friends with your ex
never stopped trading letters with you
reconnected over coffee before you moved
known your wife a little better
I guess I always thought there would be another chance. I know it’s normal for friends to drift apart but ________________.
honestly, the choice was deliberate; I needed to move on
for a couple years there, it seemed like we were living parallel lives
I always wished we’d drifted closer, breaching each other’s inner circles
words seem so empty compared to life’s capacity to devastate
Now that __________________ ,
your brother is ill
we’ve taken divergent paths
you’re newly married in a new city
your days are filled with hospitals
I keep wanting to reach out to tell you that, whatever our friendship was or might have been, _________________________
you’re in my thoughts
we’re still connected
you cross my mind
I’m so, so sorry
Your Long Lost Friend