Walking with you on West End Avenue.
Laughing and Laughing.
We used to go into the drug stores and try different eye creams
Attempting to conceal the fatigue that comes from staying up for days on end.
Man, did we party.
And I remember.
The different creatures we would run into along the way.
Creatures of the night.
Mostly emotionally disturbed characters. Running from life or running from themselves.
Some real crazies.
You remained my good friend.
A reliable person. Something rare in life.
We would talk about the mistakes we made and the good choices as well.
Careful never to beat ourselves up too badly.
Because sometimes, it’s hard to make the right choices.
And it’s better to laugh when you mess up.
It’s better to laugh if you can.