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J.W.

I can go back to the place where you and I found our solace in the middle of the night with sleep the last thing on our minds. We would talk until everything else seemed so small and so far away; I remember the light of the screen being the only light in the house and having to keep my laughter quiet. I remember how it felt to be almost surprised I could still manage any laughter at all.
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I remember our jokes, and I remember the times it felt like there was no more comfort anywhere else but with you.
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When I go back to then, when I go back to those years ago with my gray blood and my gray skin and my gray face, I could find just a little bit of color hidden in the words you created and the way you made me feel like it was all going to be okay.
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I can’t remember how long it’s been since we decided to grow up apart. There is no anger tucked away, and there’s finally no distress for having been set aside.
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You were my lifeline when I needed one – and it’s okay that you left when I found my two feet again.
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I just wish I could tell you that you saved my life and you will always have a piece of my heart saved just for you.
I will always love you.
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