Nikki Giovanni

(June 7, 1943 / Knoxville, Tennessee)

A Poem Of Friendship


We are not lovers
because of the love
we make
but the love
we have
We are not friends
because of the laughs
we spend
but the tears
we save


I don't want to be near you
for the thoughts we share
but the words we never have
to speak
I will never miss you
because of what we do
but what we are
together

Submitted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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