for Sarah
90-01-02, 01-10-29
I will never forget
the moments we've shared.
We will probably never meet again
and I understand.
I do love you
at the very least
as a brother
and I care about you
and your wellbeing.
I will forever be yours
to call upon
even if only as...
someone to listen...
to comfort...
Sometimes I have felt
your love for me as well
Holding your hand
and walking beside you
at the mall...
these things have meaning
to the hopeless romantic
in my soul.
Even as I write these words
to tell you
what you already know
I falter...
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