Sleepless nights, and stoplights, and sunburned exhaustion.
You make me want to wake up, even when I’m so tired I can’t see straight.

My heart broke into so many pieces, I felt like I’d never recover. I was a collection of atoms doomed to the inevitable law of entropy.

But even as I was falling apart, you pulled my heart back together.
And I’m so much better.

I miss you already. I miss the sharp scent of chlorine, and the tang of sunscreen, and iced coffee, and making waves. I miss donut runs and wet skin and laughing and talking and screaming until you’re half-crying, and concerts and glowing.

With you next to me, nothing ever felt that scary. With you next to me, every day felt a little bit like an adventure.
God, I’m so much better.

There are a lot of things I want to tell you—that you are brave, that you are joyful, passionate, kind, fierce. That you are all the things you want to be, and more. That I believe in you more than I believe in myself.

That even when you feel like you’re falling apart, you should know I’m on your side.

But I guess I’ll settle for this: I love you. Always.


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