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WEAR THAT SHIRT THAT SAYS WE ARE BEST FRIENDS. WEAR IT FOREVER AND I PROMISE NOT TO LET ANYBODY TAKE IT FROM YOU. EVEN WHEN IT SMELLS. EVEN WHEN IT TATTERS. EVEN WHEN THE COLORS BLEED INTO YOUR BODY AND POISION YOUR BLOOD BECAUSE WHEN YOU SICKEN I WILL BE THERE TO TAKE CARE OF YOU BECAUSE WE ARE BEST FRIENDS EVEN WHEN IT’S THE SHIRT WITH THAT VERY MESSAGE THAT IS KILLING YOU. I WOULD BE AT YOUR BEDSIDE NIGHT AND DAY. YOUR SWEAT DRYING ON THE PALMS OF MY HANDS. YOUR SPUTUM THICK IN MY HAIR. YOUR FEVER FILLING MY LUNGS LIKE HOT PAPER. I WOULD READ TO YOU UNTIL MY THROAT BLED. I WOULD CHEW YOUR FOOD FOR YOU AND RESTRICT ANY VISITORS BY SHAKING BLUNT INSTRUMENTS THAT ARE BIGGER THAN I’LL EVER BE AT THEIR BODIES THEIR HELPFUL FACES. THERE WILL COME A POINT WHERE YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO STOP CRYING AND WHERE I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP DRINKING ALL OF YOUR TEARS. MAYBE THEN I WOULD TELL YOU THAT IT’S OKAY TO TAKE IT OFF. I WOULD SAY IT’S OKAY BABY I KNOW WE ARE BEST FRIENDS A SHIRT DOESN’T PROVE ANYTHING YOU CAN TAKE THE SHIRT OFF NOW AND THAT’S WHEN YOU WOULD LOOK UP AT ME WITH EYES THE COLOR OF YOUR SICKNESS AND A FACE THE COLOR OF DYING AND YOU WILL TAKE ONE OF YOUR BIRDFEATHER HANDS AND PINCH THE SLEEVE OF THE SHIRT AND PULL IT AWAY FROM YOUR BODY AND I’LL WATCH YOUR SKIN TENT AND YOU WILL SAY, IT CANNOT COME OFF IT IS NEVER COMING OFF AND I WILL SAY, I KNOW, MINE WON’T EITHER AND I’LL LIE WITH YOU HOT AND WEAK AND LOVED UNTIL WE BECOME WHAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO ALWAYS BE.