Out Of The Box

When I was 14, my "One True Love" ™️ was my best friend. He and I had known each other longer than either of us could remember. We had similar interests (mostly books and language) and our families had been wishing us together since before we stopped believing in cooties. Their 'ship game was so …

Confessions

Today, I got a text from a good friend I've lost contact with in the past two years. I don't think either one of us meant to. Each of us had our own stuff going on and were accustomed to presenting to the world our classic front of smiles, hugs, waves, and black church blessings …