If I do this, does it mean the end?
If I don't go, could it be the last invite?
The blue liquid vanished. The 8 ball read "yes" and an ache shot through my heart.
I graduated college half a decade ago, but my college friends feel light years away.
It's partly my fault. I should have gone out to California more than once to visit. I should have dialed instead of e-mailed. I could have made more of an effort.
But something always comes up.
Plane tickets are expensive. Phone conservations can be awkward. Effort is exhausting.
And now, the final fault. A returned invitation checked no. A broken promise to be there.
Another year passed by, without them in my life.
I wonder, how long does it take for time to sweep away a friendship? Or is time not to blame?