What can I say of friend Amy
who spoke tonight so well and courageously,
who opened arms wide, glad to see me
before I even stepped through the door.
Who generously watches out for me
and graciously accepts me.
How fine a friend is that!
Amy, who paints her sad tale so vividly
parts of it are funny,
disconcerting when she feels more the tragedy,
but she pulls us into the humanness of the story
and humor allows us to keep looking,
to keep listening to what was imaginably unbearable.
A skilled weaver, illusionist, wordsmith,
she makes me care…what happens next.
Margaret Dubay Mikus
From Thrown Again into the Frazzle Machine