the one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first"
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.
We spent the day together
And the night apart
Talking to each other in our thoughts
He called me in the morning
His voice a soft shade of rasp
Saying that I was his choice of luck
2 days have passed since our moment
Became just another note in the past
After all that has happened
You weren’t the one that was meant to last.