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my better half

My Better Half

You’ve heard people talk
of their “better half.”
For some, that’s probably true.
Others? I wonder…
Are they just words?
Maybe even mocking words?
Perhaps

But I want you to know
YOU are my better half.
YOU bring out my best.
YOU show me the way to be
kind
considerate
loving
helpful
to take another perspective.

You make me feel 
real
valuable
worthy.
Without you, I can’t be me.

Some days when you’re having issues
difficulty doing a chore
dealing with pain
feeling the loss of yourself,
I feel it too.
And my heart hurts.
A melancholy takes over.

I worry about life without you 
I make myself push those feelings away,
to worry about another day.

In the meantime, 
I try to embrace our togetherness
to catch your smile
your quiet laugh,
your warm hugs.

YOU

Read more by Linda Miller.

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