An End to the Distance
A young man traveled down a darkened road,
Beneath stately trees and September night sky;
While past thoughts weighed like a heavy load,
Of bittersweet memories from times gone by.
A decade of loneliness was all it had seemed,
From a friendship torn by those who disagreed;
A boy and his coyfox, whose smiles once beamed,
Now distanced by time and long forgotten need.
Onto the concert ground, he quietly drifted,
Feeling all alone amongst every young fur;
With a sip from his bottle, his spirits lifted,
As hours slowly passed in a whimsical blur.
Oh, the fondness from such inebriation,
Swept the lad up in the youth of his age;
Joining the other beasts in sheer exultation,
He awaited the last band to take the stage.
And thus appeared the final act of the night,
Met with wild applause and many a fan's cheer;
The young man drew closer to obtain better sight,
Enraptured by their music which he held so dear.
Seeing the lead singer, he moved closer still,
Inquisitive of the mysterious creature;
A glint of recognition gave him a thrill,
Noting a resemblance in every feature.
Yet crestfallen was he when he heard him sing,
For this was not the friend that he once knew;
But any doubts he gathered faded into nothing,
As the band leader thanked his adoring fans true.
The man's heart leapt a beat, glancing upon that face,
The figure from his past had finally been found;
A friendship once removed with nary a trace,
Now presented itself above the concert ground.
Time seemed to slow as the band turned away,
While memories warmly flickered within his mind;
Now was his chance to end a decade astray,
And at last rekindle the ties that bind.
At a staggered pace, the youth followed them back,
Despite all the obstacles that blocked his path;
Into the night forest, he searched the wooded track,
Determination flowed like a fiery wrath.
And there he was, his friend from years ago,
Surrounded by fans entranced by his essence;
The coyfox's face was merry and aglow,
Delighted by all within his presence.
It was then that the young man wanted to hide,
Regretting how he had felt the past ten years;
He had come so far to be by his friend's side,
Yet wanting to turn and escape all his fears.
But all that changed when their eyes finally met,
And everything else no longer really mattered;
A moment in time they would never forget,
Had finally shown as all sadness shattered.
Together they came into a long-lost embrace,
As feelings of loneliness left in an instance;
Banished were all hardships and painful disgrace,
Putting forth an end to the dreaded distance.