Master of Selection

Even though she had the mouth of a sailor
She turned every ear in the room in
to hear her joviality, no upper-deck grooming
She was one of the best friends I ever had

Even though he tells people wrongly
That I was the only girl he ever kissed
Truly it was another, but his memory is amiss
He was one of the best friends I ever had

Even though the tongues were wagging
When it was I who drew the smilies on her cheeks
As she flashed the crowd, drew stares for weeks
She was one of the best friends I ever had

Even though he was lost and searching
For any warm heart a king to crown him
And I was all out at sea and drowning
He was one of the best friends I ever had

Even though the memories long and aching
Fill the void in our silences and stares
Not one single other vow do I declare
He is one of the best friends I ever had

Even though practically some other person
So long now that I’ve forgotten to look
Into the whites of his eyes, dare not mistook
Him for one of the best friends I ever had

Even though she’s like a whisper in the night
Never sure what’s good or what ails her
Not even sure of her and I, if it’s a failure
She is one of the best friends I ever had

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