Must I Leave?

For Jess

In packing all my belongings in brown cardboard boxes
I’ve come to realize that I don’t want to leave just yet
This building, this campus, this town are my home
I know the people, I know the places, I know the feeling
But the hardest thing to leave, by far, is my best friend
Must I really leave? Can’t I just stay for a while longer?
With all the memories we’ve made and all the fun we’ve had
I’m nowhere near ready to give it up and go away
You do so much for me, I don’t know how I’ll survive
You’ll stay here, and I’ll move down there
Will our friendship last? Or will it fade away, like all others?

December 12, 2012