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"How in the fuck does anyone end up here?"



November 11, 2017


Jeff,


My young friend from the hospital is here. She’s manic. I wish I could help her. She’s me back then, at 19. Equally tormented of mind. Unimaginable pain. Unrelenting emptiness.


When I walked her out, I stood on the cold sidewalk in my bare feet and looked anew at my neighborhood.


“Louisville Fucking Kentucky,” I said out loud. “How in the fuck does anyone end up here?” Oddly, it feels like home.


I love you, Jeff. Thank you for being.


Coco

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