Welcome back my friend Sorrow
how I’ve missed the way you hug my body tightly and never let go.
Pleasure to see you Worry
my mind has felt empty without your constant conversation.
So glad you’re back, Pain
I have felt confused without your consistent reminders.
And greetings to you Sadness
it’s been lonely without your ubiquitous shadow.
I am so lucky to have you, my best friends,
I can always count on you to return
unlike my old friend Hope
who always leaves when I need her most.