Breakup with winter

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by Anika Yoder

Dear Winter,

I wanted to end this another way. But you’ve given me no choice. I can’t go on like this and I don’t want to have to deal with these games anymore.

We used to build snowmen and skip school together. Or we’d drink hot cocoa and forget everything but the sweet sweet taste of a snow day, but it seems like you don’t want to be with me anymore.

I know it’s been hard for you but it’s not an excuse to just ghost me. I’ve done a lot in promoting you as a season and advocating for colder weather but you haven’t appreciated it.

I’m writing to you because I can’t reach you any other way and you won’t see me. I’m done with you acting like you don’t care and you just ignoring me and I know you’ve been seeing other people too. I can accept you moving on, but you didn’t tell me anything. No break-up letter! No frigid goodbye kiss!

Now I’m writing to you as a way to accept that you might not come back to me. I’m angry but mostly I’m sad that you just left and all I have left of you is the flooding you leave behind and the one day we had back before Thanksgiving. I just wish it had lasted longer. I’ve known you for so long but I guess it’s better to be happy about what we had instead of that fact that you’ve left and abandoned me.

At times, our relationship felt like it was the best thing that had ever happened to me, but lately, everything has felt wrong. It’s like you’ve been pulling away from me and I can’t get through to you.

I can’t stay in a relationship where there is no love, and it isn’t fair to you to be stuck in a relationship that’s a lie. Maybe someday we can find a way to fix this and be together again but for now, we need time apart.

I’m sorry it had to end this way but you need to do what’s best for you I guess that means not being with me.

Tell the ice caps I hope they get better and tell your mom she’s great and I have nothing against her.

Sincerely,

Every Midwest High School in America

P.S. Everything you’ve given me is in the back of my closet. You can come get them when I’m with Spring in my garage.

P.P.S. Tell Fall I’m sorry that it might be awkward since you guys are friends but I do still appreciate sweater weather. 

Keke Jones is seen crying over the dismal appearance of winter in January on the 24th (Anika Yoder / Talon Staff).

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