June 1987

 

To a Friend at Erie

 

I try so hard

to reach you

every chance I use

to save you

yet you do not care

to use your words

 

“Why do you worry?

I don’t worry about myself.”

 

if you were drowning

and I threw you a line

you would grab it

hold it

and live

 

please

oh please my friend

see the line

I throw you now

and live

 

please