‘My closest friend is..’
Not a friend at all.
My closest friend isn’t someone linked to me by affection or fondness. They aren’t someone who gives me assistance, or to whom I am on good terms with.
My closest friend, is someone who is intrinsically linked with me, mentally, spiritually. It’s a platonic relationship between me and those few who have found a way into the pit that is my head; those that can navigate what I am, and those that I can navigate as freely.
There is no sexuality, or physicality, between me and them; only a deep understanding that doesn’t need gratification, or acknowledgment. It is someone who finds symphonies in a silence, who reads volumes in a look; someone that knows me wholly, completely, as I them.
No, my closest friend isn’t a friend at all.
They’re something else entirely.