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There are so many good lines in this piece Victoria. I’m curious about a few things. Can you unpack what these lines mean? I can tell they’re important but I got a little lost.

“the closest thing i have in finding myself
what it means to hold the vulnerable
and boundary with both
hands while empathy becomes
your breath.”

Also, I’m confused about the title. What I get from the poem is that it’s about what a brave friend has taught you, and what we are all losing and continuing to lose amidst numerous simultaneous catastrophes … is the poem also about a breakup, or a husband’s death?

(Powerful ending btw.)