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Our Friendship (January 14)

We have a name for it
In the South:
Asshole buddies.
It means we’ve known
Each other so long
It doesn’t matter
That he’s an asshole
In my opinion
Or I’m an asshole
In his opinion
Or whatever
And I want you to know
I’m not from the South
And you’re not my buddy
And it doesn’t matter

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Poem Our Friendship (January 14) - David Lehman