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The day I met you, your skepticism was a challenge.
I knew instantly that I had work to do, to win you over.
I adore the skeptic in you. Even when it drives me crazy.
For all the days that have passed since, I have fought back
Against the feeling that I’m home, when I’m in your presence.
This seems, on the surface, impossible & wildly crazy. For months now,
I have lived with the fear close to my heart, that you will break mine.
Tonight, as the rain falls, I miss you. But more than that, I
Have hope, for once, that even if you’re not my home,
This hope of home, that I wasn’t sure was possible – is.
– Elaina M. Avalos