You can remove the pictures from your camera.
You can untag yourself from their pictures on social media.
You can unfriend them, delete their contact info and tell your friends and family to please not ask about them, but you can’t dig that seed out of the pit of your stomach.
Their smile will be burned into your eyes the same way their laugh will ring through your chest.
You can try your hardest to forget, but something will always trigger a memory, and usually when you’re not expecting-or prepared-for it.
Your favourite things will be ruined after hearing them again paints the picture of lying together and sharing all the things that make us who we are.
You’ll find yourself awake at night, staring blankly into ceiling even though you have to be up at six AM.
And it won’t change.