1. Because I was still in uniform and the unbearable gray was seeping into my soul.
2. You said things that made me smile when I didn’t smile much.
3. Or maybe I did but I didn’t feel it.
4. You called me beautiful.
5. Then tucked me in and left.
6. I did.
7.I always ascribe the leaving to someone else.
8.I spent a week aching at a distance.
9. It was good practice.Survival skill.