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Letter After a Time (to someone who died)by Sarah
This is a letter to someone important to me who died.This is a letter to my step-mom.Here’s something I never told you…I jumped into a gang when I was 13 and started doing drugs as well. I regret everything I ever did wrong (especially the things I just listed), and I wish I could take it all back.Here’s what’s new…Your dad died about eight months after you. My homegirl K. committed suicide. I did five armed robberies, got charged with two, and got three and a half years. I’m locked up for at least two years more. I miss the hell out of you and think of you every day.Just last night…I was thinkin’ about everyone who’s died in my life. I think about what it would be like if you were still alive. I know I wouldn’t be here, and I probably would never have done drugs.When I dream sometimes…I imagine seeing you, lying in the bathtub, relaxed, comfortable, content, and ready for a conversation.It amazes me…to look ahead to the future, to think about who else is gonna die (including myself) and how I’m gonna be able to handle it. I also wonder if I’ll ever be as happy (again) as I was when you were alive.
Letter After a Time (to someone who died)
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