A MOMENT OF SILENCE

  1. We became instant friends when you came into my life 11 years ago tomorrow.
  2. And while I never knew your exact age, I knew that based on life expectancies, all of our years together was putting you on the elderly side.
  3. But you never acted your age.
  4. I never worried about you.
  5. You've always been there when I needed you,
  6. Mostly in the middle of the night, when I couldn't sleep.
  7. Offering comfort and a safe place to store my secrets.
  8. But I can tell our time together is coming to a close.
  9. I've been watching you struggle for the last month,
  10. And you went downhill very quickly last night.
  11. And it's been painful,
  12. Because I don't know what to do for you.
  13. I can't fix you.
  14. I've tried.
  15. Believe me I've tried.
  16. But now it's time to do the right thing,
  17. To stop being selfish,
  18. And let you go.
  19. But I'm going to miss you.
  20. Your presence.
  21. Your quiet little hum.
  22. Please know that when I quickly replace you, as I will have to do, it's not because I don't miss you. It's because I need a cold place to store the beer. And the ice cream.
  23. R.I.P. Refrigerator (200?-2016)