Brother, I knew you and I didn't.
We were so different in so many ways and yet,
We shared a common history, a common bond.
My memories are your memories.
Same father, mother, house, dog and yet,
We tell those stories as disparately as strangers.
We cheered for most of the same teams.
Our texts flew back and forth during games and yet,
So much went carefully unsaid, safely unsaid.
Our paths through life were very different.
We skirted each other's trails and yet,
Did that have to be, was this our-each choice?
I know you weren't always who you were.
I do understand, really, why things were and yet,
I still could not bridge the remaining divides.
There was sincere love between us,
Beneath the rub of our differences and yet,
It was sometimes hard to reach that deeply.
You have found your rest and peace.
You are free from any bonds here now and yet,
Our paths are the more divergent even for that.
- Posted via Hermes.