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Deep down I knew that you'd come back, so I've left you the key underneath the welcome mat. The lights have been left on and the photos that we admired are still up. Your coffee is there and like your room it's been untouched.This old place is anticipating for your arrival. Back and forth my fragile heart sits in the creaking chair to greet you with the same question.
   Like many people your response will never change. It's as if we are scripted; I have rehearsed to react with the same tears. I am prepared to listen that you're here... to escape-not to stay.
   Excuse me, let me gather myself and put your words in my mouth because I am aware of how different you can become if I don't take your coat so you can rest. Put up your feet and I'll fan you! I can't think of anything else to aid you with...but if you have anything else in mind confront me and I'll be glad to help.
   I'll do whatever it takes just so that you can stay. Just stay a little longer so we can pretend...I know that you haven't forgotten how to use your imagination. Everything will be okay, time has given us this place to be free from affliction. I want to forget the depth and the empty threats. I want to forget that we wont ever end. We are unwanted spirits searching for comfort.
   Like many people, I can't ever change so I've left you the key underneath the welcome mat.

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Great job! Your poem is so heartfelt and powerful.

Joshua Hennen
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