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we forget how foolhardy we were

in the invincible armour of youth.

courting danger and defying death,

we sped through our days

on a fuel of alcohol and dreams.

locked in that peculiar fierce camaraderie,

an anchorage of friendships so fervent

we imagined they would last a lifetime,

loyal to each other beyond all reckoning.

but the ropes in the end were what broke us apart

those and the improbable dramas of the heart.