He wrote the note
because he knew
a fellow traveler would know
what he had been through.
He wanted to compare notes
with someone who knew,
someone in the proverbial “know,”
what the two had been through.
He wrote the note, and so
away it flew,
landing with the sure feet of a crow.
Indeed, that someone knew.
And in the note,
vulnerability, like birdseed, he did strew.
The fellow traveler did understand and know
stuff just comes along for the ride, too.
It’s called a confidence vote note,
trusting one with news that’s shared with few.
The fellow traveler indeed did know —
often, stuff comes along for the ride; it’s true.