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You should know 

That I have found the answers 

To questions

I didn't even know we had.


You should know that I found answers,

And that I know what I have to do,

Not just for me,

But for you.


I will fix it, gemello.

I made you a promise. 


Anything for you.

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The Second Sorry

And so forgive me
If I cannot shake this,
If I cannot just let this go 
And allow you the misery 
That I cannot believe 
You truly want for yourself.

Forgive me for the constant reminders,
For not just letting you be alone,
For I do not know what you want now
But I know what you believed then.
It would be a dishonor to deny 
Any part of this. 

And so again, forgive me
Because I ca...

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No Sorry.

I have no way of telling you
That I am so, so sorry
For ever questioning you,
For ever wondering,
For ever doubting;

For I see so clearly now
What seemed so cloudy then.
You loved me so hard
In such an unparalleled manner
For such a long time.

You said to me, if I did not see it,
You had failed me yet again.
You need to know that I see it now.
I see it. I feel it. I am so sorry.

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I see your reflection
Floating in the water,

I visit your memory
In mirrored glass,
The tallest tower.

I acknowledge your presence
Walking beside me,
My shadow.

I know you are here
When the moon hangs
In the sky.

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Human life is absolutely a miracle to begin with.

So when somebody says, here is a heart, it has stopped beating. Here are your tools. Fix it. Bring back life. 

Where do you even begin?

Eight sets of eyes staring at me, 

                                                              Do something.

I have one patient, one EMT, three firemen, four policemen, one family member. 

And o...

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The Test (haiku)

Is this, then, the test?

To find when there is nothing,

Something still remains?

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March Three

I loved him

And he loved me

Until I loved me

And he loved he.

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Why now.

I did so well
For so many weeks
Why now
Am I screaming at the windshield
Yelling your name like it's my final breath
Why now am I questioning,
Remembering every little detail
Why is it torturing me,
Burning my soul, why
Does your memory haunt me
When I wake, when I sleep,
On every drive home
Is the shadow of your presence following me
Why is it mocking my every move

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Rule Number One

Rule number one:
Do no harm.

Just answer me,
How could you hold
Something so fragile
In your arms for so long,

And then just shatter it?

Answer Me.

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Hating you
Feels like
And the further I run
The less I can breathe
But remembering you
Feels like

I am nearly
Out of air

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My biggest mistake

I used to hope you were doing okay.
Now I don't.
Now I hope you're fucking feeling it.
You see, my biggest mistake
Was loving you enough to allow you to live in complacency.
You would have stayed forever in that place of safety.
And even last week I found myself sad and hurting
Because you are sad and hurting,
But now I think, great.
Feel it.
Feel all of the fucking pain.

Maybe for on...

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Now I Am Angry.

Now I am angry.
But that's what you wanted,
Isn't it?
You wanted to piss me off
So much so that I would hate you,
Hate you like I said I never would.
For so long
That - kept me - from being angry.
Or maybe that really wasn't your reason after all,
Maybe you are a narcissistic sociopath,
Telling your goddamn lies to get what you wanted from me.
Did you?
Are you fucking happy now?

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No. No title.

I want you to know that I don't want to do this.
I want you to know that I never wanted it to be this way.
That I loved you with all of my heart.
That I would hold on forever if you let me.
But it has become painstaking clear
That I am holding on to something that is already long gone.
I cannot keep watching, waiting, listening
For a sound I will not hear, a time that will not come;
And no...

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I saw you last night
Again in my dreams
We smiled and we hugged 
And you held me but brief,

And when she called out for you,
I started to leave.

A few steps toward the door 
But my soul turned around.
My body soon followed
Whilst your eyes searched the ground. 

Wait, I demanded, 
You don't understand 
What you're throwing away  
By not taking my hand. 

Could you not feel the ...

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The Ultimate Blanket Fort

If you have to hide,

Why can we not hide 

In each other?

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Every night, these dreams haunt me

But I must concede,


It is better to be haunted

And to see your face

Than to sleep without you

And to rest in peace. 

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Bird Box

Take off your blindfold.


Although the darkness is familiar, 



                     It is no place in which to spend your life.


Covering your eyes

                               May mask you from the rest of the world,

But it will not hide you from yourself.


The light will get through,

       And w...

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For the rest of the world

No longer will I say

You did this to me.


For the rest of the world,


I will be strong.
I will be kind.
I will be present.

I will be compassionate.
I will be understanding.
I will be empathetic.

I will be courageous.
I will be intuitive.
I will be brave.

I will be everything
That you couldn't be
For me -


You did NOT


Ruin me

For the rest of the w...

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Please forgive me.

I have been hurt recently
And the wound is still fresh,
Raw, and bleeding.

But you should know that,
For it was you
Who tied my tourniquet.

But still I will love you
With all that I have left
Until the light burns out.

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He took a baseball bat to her heart

With complete disregard for her dreams;

He shattered her soul. 

And when she looked up through broken glass 

Night had turned to day again -

And the sky

                           was blue. 

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January 42nd


Are filling in these empty holes

So fast;

Oh so fast. 


Have no idea 

How much I need that right now. 



Keep shoveling.

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"You dropped this."

He picked up her heart

Holding it ever so gently,

And stretched his hand out toward her.

"No, I didn't.

I threw it away on purpose."


He asked simply.

"It is broken."

He pulled a bandage from his pocket.


His arm outstretched toward her once again, 

"It is fixed."

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Lima Charlie

I have tried 

                   So hard

                   For so long

        To understand.


I understand now.



                 Do I understand now.

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First Aid

Your words,

Your smile,

Your memory,


Have been a bandage for me;


For my heart was broken recently.


And for that, my dear,

I thank you 


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This Time Around

Why, you ask me,

Why did you come back

To this place?


Come back? You don't understand.

I never left.


The people; I answer you,

Holding back thoughts and memories,

Afraid of showing just how much 

The People,

Meaning You, and the others,

Have impacted my life.


I looked at the skyline again tonight,

The same skyline I stared at on my final call with...

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Wasn't It

I don't know how you could say you loved me like you did,

And then go on to break my heart like this.

I guess it was always me, loving you, after all,

Wasn't it?

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Conversations with Myself

Sometimes I say your name aloud
Just to see if I can hear you say mine;
How blessed am I
To be so far away 
And yet, you remain by my side.

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