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A “Dear John” letter

Dear 5 a.m.

I know this might be hard to hear, but I can’t keep seeing you. I don’t WANT to keep seeing you.  The first few times it happened I thought, “this is OK, it’s not a serious thing, it’s just an occasional thing, no harm done.”  But the more I see you, the more I find myself being cranky and tired – instead of bringing out the best in me, like a good relationship should, you are just sucking the energy right out of me.  I try to ignore you, but you just keep pushing your way into my life, and I don’t like it.

It’s not you, it’s me – well, maybe it is  you, because there are several people I know who, frankly, just don’t like you much either.  But that seems so harsh – I know there are some lovely things about you.  You can be so quiet and peaceful to be around, but in the long-run, those qualities just aren’t enough for me to want this to be a permanent thing.  Find someone else who will appreciate your better qualities, and just leave me alone – it will be better for us both.

P.S.  If 6:30 a.m. is available, I’m totally open to starting something there, so put in a good word for me, OK?


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