I try to keep myself from texting you—
A "Happy Thanksgiving" text won't hurt, I think.
So, my finger swipes the button
And the message sends.
And you write back
With my nickname on the end
And I realized, well,
I've screwed myself over.
But you know what?
I miss you,
I'm grateful for you.
I'm grateful for
The lessons you taught me,
The smiles you brought me,
The time you bought me—
And I must say
I regret none of it.
So even though
It hurts to see your messages
Come up with the name you gave me
When we FaceTimed way too late,
I'm still wishing you a happy thanksgiving,
Because despite everything we've been through,
I'm still grateful
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[Photo credit: Shane Rounce, Unsplash]What or who are you most grateful for? Write a thank you note, a poem of appreciation, or a gratitude list.