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you make my life better

July 10, 2013
By radicalchickster DIAMOND, Jericho, New York
radicalchickster DIAMOND, Jericho, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Never, ever, ever give up."

I clasp my hands in prayer
each day
hoping for the best
anticipating the worst
and yet steadily
my faith grows in you
It was only a few months ago
I thought He would take away
your will to live
Only a few months
I found your body slack
clammy with sweat
your pulse faint
thrumming through those
And I felt at long last
My heart thundered in my chest
when the EMTs came in
clambered to your bedroom
and started performing chest compressions
my hair sweaty
against my throbbing forehead
I brushed back in angst
just waiting for one breath
to make your chest rise and fall
the one rhythm
that would bring us both back
your eyes glassy
regained some flicker of life
and I swear to God
I practically collapsed
from shock
as they fit the oxygen mask
over your crooked nose
and you inhaled
I smiled in relief.
Because for one second,
I thought I'd lost you.

The author's comments:
Someone I knew overdosed.

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