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Old Friends

written by: Ian Fletcher

 

Companions in our youth
how competitive we were
what things we would do
what possibilities lay ahead!

We would judge our lives
by what we had achieved
pitted against each other
as if in some great game.

And so we meet again
a few decades thereafter
having drifted apart
in separate destinies.

Well, he’s done this
and I’ve done that
yet it matters not
for advancing age
has leveled us so.

Finally we realize
we’re on the same page
in the last chapter
of life’s long book
our thoughts focused
on that fate which none
are able to negotiate.

Ian Fletcher

Ian Fletcher

Born and raised in Cardiff, Wales, Ian has an MA in English from Oxford University. He lives in Taiwan with his wife, two daughters and cat. He teaches English in a high school. He has had poems and short stories published in Duane’s PoeTree, Tuck Magazine, Best Poetry, The Ekphrastic Review, 1947 A Literary Journal, Spillwords Press, Dead Snakes, Your One Phone Call, Schlock! Webzine, Short-story.me, Literary Yard, Indian Periodical, Anotherealm, Under the Bed, A Story In 100 Words, Poems and Poetry, Friday Flash Fiction, The Drabble, and in various anthologies.
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