don’t stand dithering at the doorway
I leave the door ajar for friends
who knows when one might want to 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 the 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 for friends
at times all one needs 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
although you are not in a mood
to do so right then.
I will still keep my door ajar
it is the doorway to kinship
for I don’t want to miss the opportunity
that I might have with you.
at the end of the day
It is friends who make
intangible difference to life
so don’t hesitate at the doorway
come right in.
Sadje, another one for you.