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Dear dead great grandparents,

I promise to live my life
Fully
To make use of this body
as you watch me
From a cloud
Or in my living room.
I promise to love
As if there is no tomorrow,
As I look into your youthful eyes,
Perched above my couch.
I promise to make this life
Worth it, for its simplicity
And complexity
I promise
To live and love, fully.
I love you both,
Even as I only knew you in your elder years,
Even though I didn’t know you in your youth,
As I see you here, so beautiful and full of hope.
You were alive.
I am alive.

3 comments

  1. This is a really sweet letter to your great grandparents Jami. Love it ! πŸ˜€ ❀

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