for Doug
My friend reminded me that we
had begun reading a book series
together, years ago, and are still
waiting for that last book. 
We talked about the main character
like we talked about a friend who
moved away a long time ago, who
doesn’t update social media anymore
but still hasn’t deleted it. We stare 
at his outdated profile pic, the one
of him smashed at the concert,
shortly before he dropped out.