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How can a teddy
Remind me of you
When I bought it
And the one for you

I hug the dream
All the way through
Only waking up not
Knowing what to do

You’re not here
It’s a bear in lieu
A placeholder for words
You know it’s true

I go to sleep
In a deep, silent blue
The animal I cling
Gives the comfort due

Unreturned whispers echo
Nothing back, nothing new
The blanketed truth
Not changing my view

In body and spirit
I’m without you
I wait endlessly for
That gold from you

Knowing it’s not you