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January 30, 2023


By Edward Lee


When you return
I want to tell you
I have lived
since you left.
I want to tell you
of courses taken,
people met,
books read,
movies seen.

I want you to know
that I have lived,
I didn't collapse
upon myself,
or drink myself
to death.

I want you
to know that.
Before your return,
know it now,
so you might know
that I have changed
as I have lived,
that I am not the same
as before,
I'm almost completely different.

So different
you might even
love me again,

as you once did.

I shall write you
a letter, this
letter, just so
you know,
and when you come back
I will tell you
everything else,


when you come back,


Article © Edward Lee. All rights reserved.
Published on 2018-04-02
Image(s) © Sand Pilarski. All rights reserved.
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