It is the moment that you show you care enough about me,
To respect my standards,
Solely because they are important to me,
That I am willing to bend my standards for you.
It is your willingness to get to know me,
And your willingness to share your true self,
That I love about our friendship,
But that intimacy is also what prevents us from remaining just friends.
It is the exploration of past and present,
A special combination of unique spiritual, emotional and physical experiences,
Which seem to form a necessary growth before we can part our ways,
But the novel depth provided by that journey also makes it impossible to let go.
<SI> Scott Izu, PhD
© January 2015