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  • I waited for your note
    The one that said "I died because..."
    And when it didn't come
    I looked through all that you had left me of your life
    Knowing I had missed the clue
    The easy find
    Now I would have to dig deep
    Pay the penance
    Work as hard to know
    Why you stopped
    As I worked to understand
    Why you stayed

    When I finally found your last breath
    It was clear
    You broke because you were brittle
    I never saw the cracks as clues or
    Heard you crumbling
    Beneath the weight of expectation
    There was no easy find
    No explanation
    I worked hard and I dug deep
    Only to find your life
    Was not mine to keep
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