I used to say it as a joke when you thought of a great idea that saved my ass but I genuinely don’t know what I’d do without you. I don’t know how to do it without you.
So I couldn’t get on that plane… I was scared.

I am scared.

What if I don’t find a you over there?

When you truly love someone,
you do not give up.
You do not give up on your best friend,
your family,
your loved one.
You just don’t.

Someone once told me
that you can’t leave someone
when they need you the most
and come back into their life
when they have mended.

I almost walked away from you
because I was tired of being the only one
doing the fixing.
But I realized that
right now, you are a broken ceramic vase
and I held the glue.
I am the only one you trust enough
to put back the pieces.

So I cannot give up on you.
I will not give up on you.

—  Ming D. Liu“A poem for my best friend - please do not give up on yourself.”
Here’s your knife back, I finally got it out of my back. I’m sure you’ll be needing it again soon.
—  Unknown

I am going to
stop asking you
to hang out
and messaging you first.
I am going to
stop making plans
with you,
just for them to be cancelled.

I am not going to be the one
constantly chasing all the time;
so I’m trying out this new thing
where I am not going to bother
with people
who do not even try
to speak to me first.

If you miss me
and you want to
see me,
then find a way.

You can find a way,
this time.

—  Ming D. Liu, Tables Turn