All I remember
Is that the way your eyes crinkled when you smile
Made me think of eleven.

Eleven years came and went by quick, didn't it?
And although you never ended up telling me why you decided to leave early,
I guess maybe Earth and you
...Had a bidding friendship
You had gone through your vows
Paid your dues
And exchanged all your promises

--Were your favorite thing.
Promises made you think of
Infinity signs
And friendship bracelets
And everlasting bubble gum
Like the gum I gave you when we first met
On that one summer night

...Was when you left me.
Night was when you left me
and sometimes I trace the eleven we carved onto my tree
To celebrate our unbreakable friendship
And try to remember
The way your eyes crinkled when you smile

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