I do this thing
where I try to ‘fix’ the people I love.
When they are sad.
When they are confused.
When they are in pain.
I do this
because when the people who feel like ‘joy’ to me
suddenly feel like something else—
I also feel like something else.
I feel like their shadow.
And I feel like mine, too.
How deeply I love.
How deeply I am touched
by the vulnerable spirits of others,
especially my very best others—
The people who fit perfectly with the essence of me.
But now it’s time for me to let them be.
It’s time for me to stand back and say:
‘I love you. I am here if you need.’
It’s not my place to fix them.
It’s only my place to send them love hearts through the sky.
And know that because I have been there, I have been enough.