The Shadow of You

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As you were leaving, all that was left was the shadow of you.

The shadow shows on my belly, in the sagging skin that was once taut but grew as you did.

It shows in the stretch marks on my chest that grew, but was never able to feed you.

It shows in the dark circles under my eyes from staying awake to sing you to sleep.

It shows in the worry lines that arrived when you went back to the hospital.

It shows in the love that swells as you walk away.

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