We bonded over a shared struggle to stay afloat in life, we just reached for different types of life jackets I guess. Yours was misleading. It was closer than mine, easier to reach, more buoyant, and you rose higher than me. But, it also had a leak, a hole you never managed to repair.
This was truly powerful. My love goes out to you. your friend will be in your heart and soul forever. May you remember the good times you shared together. May your friend rest in peace.