This is the Real Me

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A Thank You Note

Thank you, school.

I appreciate you.

You gave me friends, a lover, and depression, too.

When I went in the gate every Monday morning,

My breathing would quicken.

My anxiety would worsen.

Thank you, school.

I appreciate you.

You made me hate myself for low grades, nervous tics, and always feeling blue.

Whenever I go in the building every Tuesday morning,

I get pushed to the wall without warning.

Thank you, school.

You educated me.

You taught me about fluoxetine, loneliness, and most of all, the absence of glee.

Thank you, school.

You formed who I am today.

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