He just sits there. It’s a dark well, and he sits in it. The currents swirl about, pulling him this way and that.

I can see it’s tearing him apart. He’s bleeding, gaping wounds that cannot heal without help, but he can’t see them.

I call out to him, there’s no answer. I cry for him at night, because he cannot do it himself.

His eyes are soulless, haunted shells of what once was a repository of sparkling laughter and light. Nothing, nothing anyone does can help him, because he doesn’t know it’s wrong.

He’s killing himself. And all I can do is watch.

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