• I gave a lot of people the title, “Best-Friends” even when they weren’t there for me. Even when none stood up for me. Even when I looked over my shoulder and saw no one. Even when I wanted to lean on them, hoping they’d catch me but never did. Even when I wanted someone to hold me just for 5 seconds and let my tears fall, but no one did.  So I laugh, head thrown back, eyes clenched tightly—as they smile at me and say, “What are Best friends for ? - Vee