“Work hard enough and you can accomplish anything”
“The only one standing in the way of your dreams is you”
These are the narratives we hear every day,
That nothing we want is out of our hands
That all we must do is work hard –
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Stare at profile after profile
Word after word
Stabs at humor, failed attempts to seem woke,
Acronyms I have to google
Pictures with dogs, fish, babies
Pictures perfectly posed in front of cliché travel icons
Lists of the prerequisite things everyone must like;
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I dreamt a dream of utter bliss
nothing fanciful, no special effects
a dream so warm and cozy,
startled when I awoke and life was still like this.
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It is so surreal that you do not exist anymore,
all that is left of you, of your humanity, is in the memories of others
in the impressions you left on other people, other lives
in the DNA that flows through the bodies of your children.
But you – your laughter, your smile, your bear hugs,
I’ll never see them again, never feel your lively energy
never be enthralled by one of your stories.
I am writing to a person that only exists now in memory
writing to a person who simply is no more
will never read these words, will never respond,
will never make me smile or laugh again.
You don’t exist anymore, how is that possible?