Rescue

i was drowning
you rescued me.
i had forgotten
what it was to laugh
that deep heartfelt laugh
you reminded me.
i didn’t know how
important it is
to feel truly loved
you showed me
i didn’t know that
suppressing grief
doesn’t mean ending grief
you taught me
i didn’t recognise
the strength within
you made me feel it
i didn’t realise
that feeling numb
wasn’t the same
as not being sad
you showed me.
i love you
you made me.

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