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He had potential.

I did love him.


But not for who he was


Or who he is


And continues to be


(Despite all my loving).


I loved his potential.


And it's hard to recognize


That potential,


In itself, is just


Mediocrity in disguise.


In a way,


I still think


That is must be okay


To love the person who could be


Through the person who is.


And maybe it's up to them


To do the rest of the work.

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