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?