A friend

I contend

is meant for keeps

not for lend

How would it be

if I asked you

to lend me your friend

Would you say

“Mine is not for loan

go find your own.”

But if you were a friend

of a friend

Couldn’t I ask you to be my own

Even if not home-grown

Who wants a friend that isn’t known

as anyone’s friend

Actually I do

The End