The Letter

Scribble down a few kind words
“you are awesome; you make me happy”
Explain with utmost clarity why and how.
What makes all of that so important?
It saves lives. It saved mine.

Compassionate responses
buoy up the need until drifter
floats to safety
not far from here.

And this is what she

    knows

about him:
(She’ll fill in the blank
privately)

You don’t have to be any person
other than your own self
with room to grow.
You’re far better than you were even yesterday.
Thanks for trying so hard.

Write back when you have time,
at least before I die.

Love,
Your Friend

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