ten years ago you were using this ruler, this pencil, and this eraser shield.
today you still use them. especially the ruler.
ten years ago you were sitting next to a friend when you heard the news.
today you were sitting next to the same friend on her couch.
ten years ago you talked.
today you talked.
ten years ago you were both in arlington.
today you were both in houston.
ten years ago you were friends.
today you are still friends.
so – in spite of all the stuff that happens in the world, both positive and negative, friendship is all you need.
*edit: actually, you were in different classes when it happened. it wasn’t until one year later that you took the same class. ten years is enough for a memory to reinvent itself apparently