Jeffrei always could run better than me
always could kick harder, jump higher
score more goals, win more races.
I spent my childhood trying to be Jeffrei.
And then I met Anaias
who could run even faster, jump even higher
and I realized that Jeffery was not asking to be chased-
All he had needed from me was my friendship.
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