I've mostly forgotten your favorite author Tom Robbins
and the winning word in our Scrabble game.
You said you were different
but you left me the same.
The lines of you soften from blue into gray
blurring your face in my fading memory.
I cared but it wasn't enough
and you only noted my apathy.
I'll forget your middle name first and your first name last
and the things you told me names meant.
We were friends only in name
that much is apparent.