Meeting a friend after over a decade.
Is like watching happiness unfold.
Quirks you had long forgotten.
Little traits that always made you laugh.

You realise you’re a different person with this person.
Because that trust is from childhood.
From periods and sex.
Parents and school books.

And suddenly you’re your old self again.
No longer shielding.

Your laughs are louder.
The truth deeper.
And the responding Facebook message. Faster.

What delight.