A Good Friend

A friend will hold your hand as they lead you to the edge.

They will scan the horizon with you and hear fears escape your lips.

A friend will hold you, but you won’t be withheld.

Compelled by their hope, a friend will push you to risk.

To go. 

To try. 

To leap.

A good friend won’t keep your feet on the ground.

A good friend sees the best and tells you a story for you to take — even as you’re going away,

a good friend waves

Amazed to see you become what they’ve always known you to be.

A good friend sets you free.