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Natural Selection

by Andrew Atkinson
Originally published by on 27/11/2017

Daylight trickles through the last vestiges of darkness. Dew glistens on the grass and on spiders’ webs in the bushes. A robin busily patrols his patch, and a blackbird trills and thrills the coolness of the morning air.

You would have loved all this. But you did not stay with me.

The steam rising from my first cup of tea of the day momentarily clouds my glasses. You would have laughed at that. But you are not here. You did not stay. Loneliness engulfs me but I am too sad to cry. You died. And so did part of me.

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