Aren’t there just some people you want to save? You know you “shouldn’t” want this; you know this is technically “codependency.” But when your kindest friend with the saddest eyes comes to you needing something but resisting it when you try to give it—what other option is there? I want to trap her in an eternal September day, pretty sweaters and crunchy leaves and perfect sunlight all year long.
Liz DeGregorio is a writer and editor living in New York City. Her work has been published in BUST Magazine, and she has several poems coming out in (I)ndie Blue’s new anthology.
See more of her work in 7.4