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I'm sorry I never noticed

by Hufflecup 2 months ago in social commentary
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trauma looks different on you than it did me

I'm sorry I never noticed

that you were just as stressed as me

I internalized

you embraced your wild side

but we were both traumatized

people pleased in different directions

you were reckless for the sake of friendship

everyone had to think you were cool

I was too damn scared to break a rule

we ended up so far apart

I know now you needed attention

and I was taking it all

I didn't want to be a bubble boy, promise

i'm sorry parental love became a competition

is that why we weren't close

Sorry I was oblivious

we were on the right track

growing up

getting closer

we should have had more time

and gone through life together

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I want nothing more than to dedicate my life to writing, so I figured I would start here to test the waters. I will be submitting stories to as many communities as possible.

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