Our lives are a jumble
Of puzzle pieces that complete us
Overlapping, shaping, fitting
Binding us together.
Stargazing late as night
Scaring ourselves silly
Endless movies, games, adventures
And books especially, that we invested in.
Way too many meals we’ve shared
Laughing at our misfortune
And my preferences
And always hungry again.
Sitting in classes like we used to
Not paying attention
And we called it ‘furthering our education’.
Now it’s all technology
Skype, text, email, message
But I could never forget the sound of your voice
Even now, it makes me laugh.
We’ve so many memories
Of things we did together
As stupid kids, childish adults, mature twenty-somethings
It makes no difference our age, we’re young at heart.
Young, dumb, lovely, and loving
But no matter the hardships-
Of which we have had many-
There’s always a smile, a laugh, to be found in you.
So here’s to us, darling,
To the years past and the years ahead
To tears and hugs and shared grins
And all the other things we cannot even fathom.
Lauren, dedicated to my beautiful starfish—khaleesi <3