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The Things I Wanted to Say

18 Feb

“why don’t you talk to me anymore?” she asked

her words cutting me as I read them.

I wanted to say, “because it’s too hard. because it hurts too much.

because I hate having to say goodbye again, and again.”

I wanted to say these things.

Instead, I said “because,

you don’t talk to me anymore either.”



Blind Love Is Somber Love

18 Dec

Sitting around a campfire, she tells me about him.

“Can you believe we have been together for seven years?” She asks smiling.

“We were high school sweet hearts…” her voice fades as the heat from the fire

illuminates her eyes. She doesn’t look like a woman who is happy and in love.

“Where is he tonight?” I ask with a reassuring smile.

“Oh, we are taking some time apart,” she shrugs. “But it has always been

this way, and he always comes back to me.” I stare silently into the fire, knowing

what it feels like to be the one who loves more and is loved less. Much less.

“Maybe the point isn’t that he always comes back,” I say, turning to

look at her. “Maybe the point is, he always leaves.”


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