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Leaving Me

March 28, 2021
By Anonymous

I never knew you

but, I saw you

crying on the bus

I saw your face crumple

the tears drip

you eyes swell

I wanted to ask what was wrong

but I saw you bury your face

cover your head

hide your sadness from the world


I saw your name in the paper

another name, face, story

reduced to words telling me where you went

not here

but there


I saw me in you

though I meant nothing to myself, 

you meant everything to me

If only I had said hello

are you okay?

or even 


saying it for real would hurt less


I could not save you from your yourself,

but you saved me from mine

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