Feeling my way through drug dependence and grief.
The gulf between standing in sunshine and being buried alive.
Sure, traveling was an “escape”—but what if I didn’t actually have to run away?
Little spots of love, or something.
Another round of pancakes in the wee hours with strangers.
Sex, drugs, and being nice.
Sometimes life hands you lemons with no ade.
Intense conversations happen at 3 AM in front of a plate of cheese fries.
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