I know who you are. I see you clearly as you weave your way in and out of my life. I neither embrace nor deny you. I simply allow you to wash over me when I see you coming. I do not fear you as you are as big a part of me as love. You are here. There is nothing that can be done about that – or should be done about that. You are here! I feel your pain and know your name. I know you. I will always know you. And I will love you as I love myself, for you are the balm that whispers in my ear – ‘you love… and you are loved. It is why you are here. It is why I am here.’
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