We were a strange little band
of characters trudging through life
sharing diseases and toothpaste,
coveting one another's desserts,
hiding shampoo, borrowing money,
locking each other out of our rooms,
inflicting pain and kissing to heal it
in the same instant, loving, laughing,
defending, and trying to figure out
the common thread
that bound us all together.
February 21, 1927 - April 22, 1996
"A Dream And A Smile"