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All the Lies I Told Myself

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My Dearest Miia,

To learn you are thriving and graduating from University makes me so grateful. I was fortunate to have been allowed to know about you and your life, if I so chose. However, I think it was probably ten years before I could accept the truth. By then, you were grown and living far from here.



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Samantha Lazar

Poetry, fiction, and essays in celebration of being a Mom, Wife, Educator, Writer, & Lover of Life.