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  • Who knew you would appear after my life was already complete. All that one hopes for, I had. All that one plans for, I had. All that one prays for, I had. Except I felt empty inside. My void was me lying to myself. My void was having done what was prescribed. The template was flawed. My life as I knew it now felt unauthentic. You appeared and destroyed my house of cards with a mere whisper.
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