There is, amongst men today
a commonplace superficiality
celebrated with getting together for a game
or enjoying a few cold ones before heading home.
And it is good, in a commonplace way.
But friendship, real friendship between men
is a rare occurrence.
A shared set of values
common ground deeper than a few inches of topsoil
and the recognition of a kindred spirit
Finding all of those at once is indeed a rarity
and is of lasting value.