My first friend at Concordia,
she tied a bandana around my arm
and I promised to bring roses to her funeral
she had my sense of humor
and a smile like pop rocks
Alicia was the color of life
that bounced into my room
full of stories,
grin constantly quirked.
I still miss our afternoon naps
those quiet, still moments
and episodes of Friends
when my heart needed settling
She is never ending optimism, an eager celebration of life.
my "olympia" inspires me to laugh because I can, to live just because I'm alive -
She shows me how to find the sun on the cloudy days,
and how to be the Kylee I've always dreamed of being.