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  • I remember the rings it took to reach the telephone from the door - 5.
    I remember the words that were said in a one sided conversation.

    I remember us rushing to the car in a screaming silence. Within 30 seconds we were there. We parked on the road, we never did that.
    I remember us running to the open door. The door was never just open.
    I remember seeing you in your chair. Why were you there when we were here?
    I remember the words.
    I remember tearingouttheroomtryingtogetoutthebackdoorfranticallyturningthekeyneedingair. I couldn't open it, you had the knack, I always had to call you to open it. I called. Desperately.

    I remember slumping by the door, sobbing.

    I remember getting up and using the wall to guide me to you.

    I remember kneeling at your feet and holding your hand.

    I remember it was warm. You were still warm, sleeping.

    I remember the words I said.

    I got the song I wanted. I got the ring I always used to swizzle round on your hand. I got your apple crumble dish.

    I lost 2 stone, don't worry I got those back with interest. I lost my friend, confidante, champion, guide.
    You, forever.
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