My favourite line is…

but since our Thursday nights
have brought us
to a community of purpose
rare in itself
with you as
the natural center
we feel hopeful you
will continue to make
unreasonable
demands for affection
if not as a consequence
of your
disastrous personality

then for the good of the collective

We Who Are Your Closest Friends
~ by Phillip Lopate

As seen on: http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2011/07/22

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