I leave the door ajar for friends
Who knows when one might drop in
I can offer a shoulder to cry on
An ear for gossip
A cup of tea to soothe frayed nerves
A meal to satisfy stomach and soul
And some lame jokes to make you laugh.
Be dismayed by the clutter around
Nor if the beds are unmade
And laundry all piled up.
I am taking a break from being presentable all the time,
I prefer to be present these days.
Dropping in is not easy always
So you can call me any time
One can always drop everything
To chitchat with friends
At times all we need is a listener
Or to listen to a voice that cares.
Of course there is always social media
To get in touch with
Or when you just want to know
That reaching out is possible
But are not in a mood to do so right then.
I will still keep my door ajar
For I don’t want to miss the opportunity
That I might have with you.
For at the end of the day
It is friends who make
Intangible difference to life.