less of a man; less of a friend | jh

You asked me on a home-bound train
Where I’m heading after the End
10 mins to go and 1 night short
100 feet under, 10 000 feet long
If not up, nor down, then where?
Nowhere.
You didn’t react much, I wonder if 
You already knew the answer.
But I guess it didn’t change you, nor me –
And the train continued on.
Does it matter where I went:
Does it make me less of a man?
Does it make me less of a friend?


[the closing lines do not deserve the lousy buildup before that. i am not supposed to be Writing]


If I told you that I was gay,
Does it make me less of a man?
Does it make me less of a friend?

less of a man; less of a friend | jh