I Knew You When
When I was younger I met and became friends with people, always thinking in the back of my mind that I'd have them coming in and out of my life from time to time, should we ever lose contact. Now that I'm older I see that a lot of those long-ago encounters will stay forever in the past, logged in my memory as something good, bad, or just an uneventful passing of souls.
The sands of time seem to have buried many of my friends, so deeply that not even the almighty Internet can resurrect them. I'll keep searching though, wondering how the years have changed those people, and wondering whether some of those relationships should stay where they are, forever ensconced in part of me that belongs to another time.