Sardine Sandwiches

by xaahida

Funny the things
you remember
about people
when they’re gone.

I remember you loved
sardine sandwiches.

At lunch
the other kids abandoned you,
holding their noses
leaving you sad & alone.

Whenever I could
I sat with you.

Then one day you retreated,
no more sardine sandwiches.
Peanut butter & jelly,
same as the others
and back in their
good graces.

Are there sardine sandwiches
where you are now?

I hope so.

And I hope the other kids
aren’t mean.