Ode to old friendship

Old friendship never is to fail.
It will persist, it will survive
for years on end, throughout your life. –
But like old bread it might get stale.

Away, of course, you will not throw
old bread (nor friends) you put them though
in some far corner for you may
still fancy them – some rainy day.

Regrettably you must admit:
you do not want them quite so close
for to the style of life you chose
they don’t belong, they do not fit.

Stay loyal? Yes! Help, if needs be.
Little desire though to see
them frequently since common ground
these days is rarely to be found!