Moving is meant to mark the start of something new

Living next door from each other turns…

one) into long phone calls,

regular, yet decreasing over time,

two) into the promise of getting together again soon,

dates getting pushed back further and further

into the horizon until barely visible,

three) into long periods of radiosilence, unbearable at first

but over time they become somewhat of a

routine,

a habit, a

reality

four) on your friendship,

two forlorn figures

standing in the shadows

wistfully looking towards the distance

that now parts them

How foolish of me to not notice

that moving means leaving

the old

behind.

Better luck next time.

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