They should love you when you’re unlovable
Hug you when you’re unhuggable
And bear you when you’re unbearable.
A friend should be fanatical.
They should cheer when the whole world boos
Dance when you get good news
And cry when you cry too.
But most of all, a friend should be mathematical.
They should multiply your joy
Divide your sorrow
Subtract the past
And add to tomorrow
Calculate the need deep in your heart
And always be bigger than the sum of all your parts.