Have you met this girl called Ever? She has the straightest hair that falls like straw somewhere between her shoulders and the end of all the boredoms. She's short, she always wears pants that are too big in size and her toenails have never been trimmed, polished or clean. So there goes Ever - obsessing over life, always eating right, never judging you... No wonder she outgrew her small town that turns the lights out when it's ten. But then, just take a look at Ever when darkness comes along. You'll find her writing songs, or learning Braille, or sizing her depression with a scale, or treating her disease with greenish brew. Or reading all the secrets out of you. And everyone loves Ever. For when you think you'll last She'll change your life so fast like she is running out of time. And although scary, it all comes out just fine. Now hush, so that you won't wake Ever - she seems so delicate and warm. She looks like she will stay this way forever. And looks like you'll do anything to just remember how she laughed until she almost fainted in that museum, when you told her that life was just around the corner. If you only knew that, laughing out of breath, she was looking in the eyes of Death. And this will haunt your dreams forever. If you only knew... Please, read this: This was the graduation poem that Miloslava Abadzhieva wrote for the Writers’ Award of Sofia Writing Challenge, published here exactly as submitted.
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