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Unlikely Affiliation

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A universal anomaly happened
And there we were-
Together in the same classroom.

Sniffing each other out like two feral felines.
Eventually becoming friendly by end of term.

Years went by,
discovery showed so many things we didnít have in common.
You liked country music.
I didnít.
You were beautiful.
I was cute.
You loved vanilla.
I liked chocolate.
We both loved horses.

The bonds of this unlikely friendship tightened
and cemented as maturity came
hurtling for both of us.

Never letting distance or time
limit our conversation and
enthusiasm for each otherís lives.

The reality of your diagnosis was an open palm slap to the face.
Sharp and stinging.
Three months.

Time was warped and fleeting.
How to even begin organizing everything
I wanted to say over the course of a future lifetime?

Nothing.

No coherent words were available.

Silence.

Quietly, I brushed your hair.
Mopped your brow.
Massaged your constricting muscles.

Held your hand the day before...

the day before...

You left me.

Never meant to be the best of friends.

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