I just found out my friend’s mother died

And astounding to me, I cried and cried.

 I haven’t seen her for years and years

So I was surprised by all the tears.

  Although she always seemed to genuinely  like me,

And that’s the me that is me, not the me she’d have liked me.

 She’d seek me out and I’d run for cover,

Yet now I feel I’ve lost another mother.