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I saw a video of you today and was shocked at the baritone in your voice;
was our last hug really that long ago?
You were another best friend I was forced to cut ties with but dear,
don’t think I ever forgot about you.
Your twinkly laugh,
Bell-like and hilariously girly.
You would skip through the hallways just to make me smile
and always took the time to read anything I was writing.
I don’t think there was ever a day I didn’t throw food at you,
but you always made sure I ate
because you knew what I did behind bathroom doors.
You played guitar with the same hands that for some reason
wanted to hold mine.
You were stable,
loyal and funny.
My partner in crime to ditch class with.
The shoulder I’d lay on when I wasn’t feeling well.
Yet I still pulled away from you the first time you tried to kiss me.
Never was I able to call you mine, but
I cherish those brief moments we were able to blossom
more than any juvenile relationship we could've been.
My support for your dreams has never frayed,
unlike that bracelet I made that has long since fallen away
from your wrist.
Please know I'll always think of you with a smile
and l pray you keep fond memories of me as well.