Having male companions has its perks
when you're sixteen.
Everybody had crushes on the group's only girl
but it was usually ignored.
We could lend anything to each other:
MTG decks, sci-fi comics
fantasy novels and D20s
I was screwed if I ever needed
a tampon, or a place to crash.
It doesn't really matter-
we all stopped being there for each other
in the end.