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A letter to the girl I used to be Dear Emily every time I watch baseball a Voice I no longer recognize Whispers Ethan do you remember when you were Going to be the first girl to play in The Major League Seattle Mariners rally Cap But to be honest Emily I don't Dad told me that like it was someone Else's bedtime story But I do know you had that drive didn't Let anyone tell you to wear shorts above Your knees didn't care if boys thought Your hair fell on your shoulders just Right but with girls sleepovers meant The space between your shoulder and hers Was a six-inch fatal territory The year you turned 11 was the first Time you said out loud that you didn't Want to live anymore In therapy you said you wouldn't make it To 21. on my 21st birthday I thought About you You were right Oh okay