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Couldn’t you?

You say that you don’t feel the same way. You even say that there is someone else occupying the space in your heart where I used to reside. You say that you can’t pretend anymore.

Couldn’t you?

I plead with you to reconsider. “Think about all of the good times” I respond when you relay our latest fights. You say you can’t remember.

Couldn’t you?

You’ve packed up your things. I trail you to your car holding your college sweatshirt like it’s a life preserver. You say you can’t stay any longer.

Couldn’t you?

After a few months we’ll start talking again. Sometimes I’ll ask you hypothetical questions about “if things had been different…” or “if I had been less…” You say that you can’t play along.

Couldn’t you?

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