Some–like white wine–are
best when young. My French Bordeaux
grows better with age.

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Stalled out. He comes. Starts
car. Buys breakfast. Drops what he’s
doing. Just for me.

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Laid off friend

Drops by at four, raids
the fridge, toasts unhappy hour
to his firing squad.

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At 22

You’re gone, leaving class
mates to learn that last lesson:
life can be too short.