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Shame tastes like…

We waited until our parents had left the room before we picked up their words and stuffed them into our cheeks for safekeeping, to regurgitate them later.             “Shit.” Giggles were stifled by hands over mouths to hold in these sounds … Continue reading

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Someone has to be first

You were the first person to quantify ‘forever’. Before you, I had no idea that forever could mean as little as three years – on and off. You were the first person to teach me that planning a future is … Continue reading

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When I think of you, these days

There’s a baby in your profile picture these days. You haven’t claimed ownership in a caption but the way her hair shines red and curls around her ears is a dead giveaway. She looks just like you but with the … Continue reading

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