Buddy System

They told us to buddy up
and so we held hands
gripping tightly as we walked
along the slippery rooted trail
through the woods.

I was doubtful, but I held on anyway.

They told us to buddy up
and so we held hands
gripping tightly as we said “I do”
imagining a simple walk
through the woods.

It took a lot for me to let go.

What do you think?

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