Clearly departed

Today when I left my job
for the very last time
I thought of my two coworkers who,
quite unexpectedly
and through no desire of their own,
did not return to our office the next day.
They were my friends, but
only after they were gone did I learn
how much I wanted to hoist a few pints with them
and hear the stories
that others told about them at their memorials.

So today, I made clear:
I am fun. I am free. And if you want to hear a story or three
Here I am.

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