A friend is a friend is a friend


To my dearest friend, Dr. Jesús Lozada Guevara, in Cuba

Let me be the hand that supports you through joy and sadness.

Let me be your rock, your refuge, your reference for living

when living seems suddenly

unsurmountable and unappealing.

Let me be your companion, your meadow;

your resting place along the path.

And when I ask you, without hesitation, do the same for me.

For I am and will always be, unconditionally,

your friend.