loss

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it was a Thursday when I heard
it was barely morning here

I was in bed
I imagined you were too

at first I thought of sleep
and then your celebration
the declarations of love

I thought you must have known
known how close this was
but I saw the laughter in the pictures
if you knew, you hid it well

I knew you couldn’t walk
and your air was getting thin
but I know you kept on smiling
it seems everyone did

I don’t wish I had been there
our lives took different paths
but I do wish I had shared
all the times I thought of you

nothing real consistent
maybe not even often
but the memories brought me joy
and I felt we were connected

it doesn’t feel like my loss to grieve
I didn’t know you well
but I knew enough
to know you’re gone
and everyone wants you back

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