saudade: (Portuguese: ‘yearning’) a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. It often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return. -shire

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I remember lonely and what it tasted like before your name took root in my throat, before everything reminded me of your mouth. I don’t know how I lived
that way…
~
Warsan Shire